Coaticook, Québec, Canada
This tiny isolated cemetery is located on land formerly owned by the Horn family. Most of the people buried here were related to the Horns by marriage, but several neighbours were also laid to rest with them. This graveyard served the rural community of the surrounding area.
You have to take the path less travelled to find the little Horn Cemetery! You’ll discover a very intimate site dominated by a majestic ancient maple.
ROAD DIRECTIONS TO THIS CEMETERY
The site is dominated by a giant maple, which must have been there when the first graves were dug in the 1850s. The tombstones dot the hillside, and several have symbols that will pique your curiosity. A guide will reveal this peaceful cemetery’s little secrets to you.
This audioguide will help make your visit of the Horn Cemetery a memorable one. Be sure to travel to the cemetery itself: onsite, you will fully appreciate the beauty and the spirit of the place!
N.B. We suggest that you use the tour preload option on your smart device (tablet or telephone) by selecting “Preload.” You will then be able to access all of the content when you are onsite via the “My Tours” menu and to be guided by GPS without having to be connected to the Internet. We also recommend the use of earphones to fully enjoy the audio content.
Production: Les Productions Traces et Souvenances
Research, script, composition of texts, narration: Anne Dansereau
English translation: Stevenson & Writers Inc.
Artistic advisor and recordings director: Lysanne Gallant
Recording: Larry O’Malley, Audiobec Sono/Vidéo
Photographs: Anne Dansereau
We thank Normand Métivier for his infrared photograph of the cemetery.
Producer: Municipality of Coaticook