Visiting the graves of our loved ones can be a powerful way of linking us to our personal past. Telling stories of those that have gone before can strengthen our sense of belonging and inspire us to continue the legacy of our forebears.
This fall, the 6th annual cemetery tour, sponsored by SCI and led by Houston historian Betty Chapman, will visit the final resting places of a wonderful group of women whose stories will be told by either their living relatives or groups with which they are associated. We will visit Forest Park Lawndale, College Park, and Glenwood Cemeteries.
On the tour you will not only hear stories about some of the famous women from bygone days of our beloved city but also women who, through their hard work and persistence, were the backbone of their community. You will be surprised at their accomplishments, you’ll be moved by their courage, and you will be touched by their love for family and community.
After the tour, join us for a wake to toast the accomplishments of the women we’re honoring. Tap your toes to the sweet sounds of a New Orleans brass ensemble, sip wines made by women vintners, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres crafted by Laurenzo Catering (imagine Houston without Mama Ninfa!).