With fall comes the inevitable but delightful cemetery walks. Having participated in a few over the years, I was excited when Governor Warner Mansion needed volunteers. There's something magical about spending hours at a grave and talking about dead people. At the very least, it's a nice way to observe the trees change colors.
I played the role of Patience Comstock Power, the daughter-in-law of the founder of Farmington. She and her husband were Quaker and worked tirelessly as abolitionists. They helped enslaved people escape to Canada through the underground railroad and eventually started a settlement there. I shared her story with curious visitors; we raised a good amount of money for the museum too! It's nice to have people learning more about their community history and getting involved. And of course, I get to wear one of my dresses. Noelle and Katherine were presenters as well, so we had a chance to catch up!