Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society director and Hollenback Cemetery Association board member Tony Brooks will host a walking tour of Hollenback Cemetery 11 a.m. Saturday.
The tour explores the life and times of the Hollenback, Butler, Ross, Conyngham and Kirby families as well as others who are the namesakes of many of Wilkes-Barre streets and parks.
Attendees can learn more about a chief justice of the state Supreme Court, a West Point superintendent, Civil War generals, Wilkes-Barre mayors, a library founder and the world’s worst singer at Carnegie Hall.
Tour price is $10 and benefits the restoration of damaged and weatherworn gravesites. Children can attend for free. Reservations are not necessary but are encouraged by calling 570-793-3631.
Parking is available along Maple Street or inside the cemetery. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable shoes and a mask. For information, go to facebook.com/WBPreservation.