Local historian Tony Brooks hosted a walking tour of Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Brooks, a Wilkes-Barre city councilman, is the director of the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society and a board member of the Hollenback Cemetery Association.

The tour explored the lives of several local families who are namesakes of many Wilkes-Barre streets and parks, including the Hollenback, Butler, Ross, Conyngham and Kirby families. Proceeds from the tour benefit the restoration of damaged and weatherworn gravesites.

Check out the gallery of photo by staff photographer Dave Scherbenco below.