Welcome to the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society's Web Site
The Society's mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of endeavors and to provide members and the genealogical public with a diversity of resources.
We hope you will enjoy your visit here and leave with some new knowledge about us and your genealogy search.
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ANNUAL CEMETERY WALK SLATED
Meet some of Cheyenne’s famous and infamous characters during the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society’s annual Lakeview Cemetery Walk “Tiptoe Through the Tombstones” on Friday, July 25, 2014. This living history presentation begins at the main gate of Lakeview Cemetery off Seymour Avenue and features a number of interesting characters who played large and small parts in Cheyenne’s frontier history. There is an entrance fee of $5 per individual for the two-hour narrated tour which starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. Children age 10 and under are admitted free. Participants should begin to gather at 9:00-9:15 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and sun protection, and bring drinking water if desired.
Members of CGHS portray in costume many notable residents including Esther Hobart Morris, Sheriff John Slaughter, Jim Kidd, Nellie Tayloe Ross, Apple Annie, Willie Nickell, Helen Francis Warren Pershing and others, all of whose graves are located in or near Lakeview Cemetery. Proceeds help fund genealogy book acquisitions for the Laramie County Library by the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society, whose mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of programs and projects. For more information on the Cemetery Walk, call Sharon Field at 632-6676 or Wendy Douglass at 630-0924.