The Redford Township Historical Commission has been hard at work planning some exciting events for October!
On October 8 we will hold our first cemetery walk and on October 21 we will have our first movie night in the cemetery. Join us and get in the Halloween spirit!
On October 8 we will lead tours through the historic Redford Cemetery. You will learn about the history of the cemetery and pay a visit to each of the five original Redford settlers. This event is family friendly and recommended for grade-school age children and up. Note that it is a walking tour.
Tickets: Limited space is available and advance tickets are recommended. Purchase them either in person at the Commission’s building (12895 Berwyn) during open hours or online at this link. Each ticket is a $10 donation to support the Redford Township Historical Commission and Redford Cemetery Association, plus a $1 service charge if purchasing online. Your tickets include cider and doughnuts at the conclusion of your tour, which were graciously donated by the Kroger bakery located at Telegraph & West Chicago.
Times: Three tour times are available: 3, 4, and 5pm. Tours will last about 90 minutes.
Location: The Redford Cemetery is located at 15940 Telegraph Road.
Parking: Metal-Tech has graciously provided access to their parking lot during the event. They are located at 15720 Dale St, Detroit. Street parking is also available. Due to limited space, parking is not available in the cemetery itself.
On October 21 we will kick off our 1st Movie in the Cemetery with Night of the Living Dead. This 1968 film is a cult classic – and what better way to watch it than on a 10ft x 14ft LED screen at the historical Redford Cemetery? *This film is unrated but is not suggested for children.
Tickets: Tickets are available at this link for a $15 donation and include popcorn. We are currently only offering advance ticket sales at this time.
Time: Movie starts at 7pm. “Doors” open at 6pm.
What to Bring:
-Feel free to bring your own cooler and snacks, but alcohol is not permitted on the property.
-Lawn chair and/or blanket
-We will have fires going for warmth but recommend you wear warm clothes/coats
-Someone to hold you (in case you get scared)
Parking: Due to space limitations, parking will not be available inside the cemetery. Street parking is available in the area.
Any proceeds from both events go toward preserving Redford’s history, including the Redford Cemetery.