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    Meet the Spirits



    Rain Date: October, 28, 2018.

    Hear the fascinating life stories from some of Boulder’s most dearly departed!

    As you wander through Columbia Cemetery, a National Register of Historic Places treasure and local landmark, Eben G. Fine, Mary Rippon, Tom Horn, Jane Doe, James Maxwell and Rocky Mountain Joe are just a few of the historical characters that will come to life at this favorite community event.

    Neva Romero, one of Los Seis de Boulder, will share her moving story as a Chicano Rights activist in Boulder in the 1970s.
    Expect a special appearance by the wealthy widow Kate Harbeck from New York as well.

    It’s an afternoon you won’t forget as we leap into the Halloween spirit with vintage hearses, mourners in period costumes, live music, a children’s cemetery scavenger hunt and a burial re-enactment.

    Discover facts about Columbia Cemetery, meet local history authors, visit with psychics, learn about green burials and much more.

    Sunday October 21, 2018 (rain/snow date October 28, 2018)
    Columbia Cemetery
    Entrance at 9th & Pleasant Streets and 9th and College Avenue
    12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
    General admission $20
    Historic Boulder members $12
    Children, 16 and under $5
    All 4th graders receive free entry in support of Colorado history studies

    For tickets and more information,

    Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, the cemetery is a virtual "Who's Who" of early Boulder--a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of our city's founders and pioneers.

    Nearly 6,500 persons are interred in Columbia Cemetery. The gravestones are not simply inanimate markers of granite, marble, sandstone, or metal--they are narratives that reveal provocative clues about who we were, how we lived and died, what shaped our values, attitudes, and traditions. The epitaphs, engravings, and decorations provide insight into the minds and hearts of the hardy pioneers that have helped to make Boulder and Colorado what they are today. 

    Meet the Spirits
    • 1201 9th St
    • Boulder, CO 80302
    • to
    • Columbia Cemetery
    • GA $20. Children 16 and under $5. 4th Graders: FREE. Historic Boulder members $12.