Guided cemetery tour highlights city history

A guided tour of the Old Milford Cemetery will be sponsored by the Milford Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m.

The walk will be complete with historical Milford characters. You never know who you are going to meet at a cemetery, but here are some clues.

Which Milford resident cared for the American Revolutionary War prisoners stranded on Milford’s shore in 1777?

Who was the youngest adult and the last to die of the original settlers? This person played a major role in the history of Milford, Connecticut Colony, and Newark, N.J.

What young lady is famous for being “soon forgotten”?

Historical society members say residents may learn the answers to the questions, meet the characters — or rather the residents portraying them — and others during the guided tour.

Participants are asked to meet in the DAR parking lot, 55 Prospect St. at 12:50. The cost is $5 per person, free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 at the Milford Historical Society store on 34 High Street and at the Canvas Patch on 5 River St.

Tour tickets will also be sold at the historical society’s next meeting Sept. 16, 7 p.m., at the Mary Taylor Methodist Church at 168 Broad Street.

In case of inclement weather, the Sept. 28 cemetery tour will be on Sunday, Sept. 29.