Ghosts will gather this year at Hood Cemetery in Southlake for the fifth annual Ghosts of Southlake Past cemetery tour sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 3.
Putting on holsters and bonnets to bring early settlers, outlaws and Civil War soldiers to life will be community leaders, a high school theater student, a beloved librarian and local history buffs.
Hood Cemetery is located on Coventry Lane near North Peytonville Avenue.
Tours will be at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and last about 40 minutes. Admission is $10 for ages 3 through 18; $10 for ages 62 and older; and $15 for adults. Tickets will be available beginning Oct. 1 online here and at Eventbrite.
A maximum of 75 people can take each tour, so you are encouraged to buy your tickets early. Bring your ticket with you to the cemetery for quick check-in.
Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to the newly organized Hood Cemetery Association, a 501(c) 3.
Each year the tour rotates to one of three Southlake cemeteries. Last year, it was at Lonesome Dove Cemetery; the year before, White’s Chapel Cemetery. This year is only the second time the tour has been at Hood Cemetery.
Which Dragon football coach played for the Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans and Oakland Raiders?
Who said, "Hey Riley, I've never seen anyone throw up and then throw a touchdown pass." (Hint: He lived in a white house.)
Where can you see pictures of Dragon players since 1960 and recaps of games from the 1980s to 2015?
Find the answers in IMAGES OF SPORTS: SOUTHLAKE CARROLL DRAGON FOOTBALL by SHS president Connie Cooley.
Or drop by the Southlake Library to purchase a copy. Our book on Southlake history is also available there. We are grateful to the Southlake Library for its continuing support.
Whether you're an old-timer or a newcomer, thank you for visiting our award-winning "virtual museum." The Southlake Historical Society is dedicated to archiving historical materials, gathering oral history interviews, presenting exhibits that showcase the events and lives of folks who came before us and working as the community advocacy group to preserve and protect Southlake's history.
You are always welcome to join us at our society business meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in 3rd floor meeting room A in Town Hall.
Email us at email@example.com or you can reach us by snail mail at
P.O. Box 92825, Southlake, TX 76092
Connie Cooley, President
Tamara McMillan, Vice President, Director of Programs
Claire Johnson, Secretary
Terri McAndrew, Treasurer
Emily Galpin, Director of Membership
Rebecca Utley, Director of Development
Anita Robeson, Historian/Archivist