Strolling with the Spirits 2021


October 23, 2021

3:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Fairview Cemetery
Waterloo, IA

Carrsan Morrissey (email)

Stroll down the paths of the Cedar Valley’s past as actors bring famous Waterloo women back to life through live historical reenactment at Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo.

This year's cast of characters:

  • Frances Augusta Grout: Sister of H.W. Grout, and accomplished Waterloo educator. Taught for over 40 years. Played by DuRaae Davis.
  • Alice M. Hickey: Married into the Hickey Family, a pioneering Black family in Waterloo. Long-time member of the Waterloo Eastern Star Queen of Sheba Chapter. Played by 
    Joshalyn "Rocki" M H Johnson.
  • Maude J. Rath: Daughter of Frank Rath (who was a cousin of John W. and George J., brothers behind Rath & Sons), died at 15. Accomplished piano player.
  • Elizabeth Brooks Starr: Waterloo Pioneer. Played by Gena Marie. Played by B. J. Kaestner Moeller.
  • Harriett R. Russell Head: Member of the Daughters of Revolution, Genealogist, Author, and daughter of Wellington Russell, an early-Waterloo milling tycoon. Played by Katie Marie Albright.

Tour times: 3:30 PM or 7PM. Please specifiy your desired time under "additional info" when registering!

Registration Deadline: October 22 at 4PM. 

^ Because spots are limited, please note that registration is REQUIRED. Walk-ins on the day of at the cemetery will not be taken.


This event requires registration to attend.

Adult Cost: $12.00

Adult Member Cost: $10.00

Child Cost: $12.00

Child Member Cost: $10.00

Spots are still available