Each year in mid June the Society selects one of the major cemeteries for the Cemetery Walk. Volunteers select individuals interred in the cemetery, research the person's past, and interpret their findings for those who attend the "walk". The interpreters are often dressed in costumes of the period associated with their subjects. They often bring related items to enhance their presentations given near the gravesites of their chosen individuals.
Historical people highlighted in the past years include Swedish Civil War volunteers interpreted by Terry Dyer; John H, Berg, Viet Nam wounded veteran and a founder of Viet Now, interpreted by Jerry Van Alstyne; Jennie Lind, interpreted by Gail Zahm; and Herman G. Nelson, Rockford newspaper reporter, interpreted by Amanda Becker. The walk is free and open to the public.
This year's walk will be in Greenwood Cemetery : Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.