October 7, 2012, Big Bear City, CA – Appropriately enough for the month that brings us Halloween, the speaker for the Big Bear Valley Historical Society’s General Meeting will be cemetery historian Steve Goldstein. Goldstein is the author of several works dealing with cemeteries and graveyard humor, including  “LA’s Graveside Companion; Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P.” He is a frequent contributor to the online reference site, FindAGrave.com and a frequent tour leader in Los Angeles. The event will be at the Discovery Center on October 11 at 7: 00 p.m. Admission is free and raffle proceeds will go to the Building and Expansion fund for the Big Bear Museum.

On Friday, October 12, the Historical Society field trip will be to the Hollywood Forever cemetery, where Goldstein will conduct a tour of the resting places of numerous famous Hollywood stars. Field trip participants are to meet at 8:30 AM at the Big Bear Museum (800 Greenway Drive, Big Bear City). Participants can either bring their own lunch or plan to visit a restaurant with the group.