Cemetary Walk

"Winona at Play" is this year's theme for The 2017 Voices From the Past: Cemetery Walk.

This year, you'll be introduced to Winona's sporting and recreational past. The sites will feature winter sports, baseball, golfing, indoor activities, school athletics and water sports. Participants will hear actors portray Hub Bambenek, George McGill, Louis "Poot" Klagge, Eleanor Wally Siegal, Myrtle Peck Steffen and more.

Groups will leave the gate every 10 to 15 minutes starting with the Trolley Tour at noon, followed by walking groups. Attendees should plan for about a two-hour experience.

There are other options to take in the experience if you're unable to walk through the cemetery. The historical society is also offering an indoor-seated, fully handicapped accessible experience at the History Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, where the sites are performed on stage. There are also trolley tours of the route through the cemetery that bring the actors aboard the trolley, for those that cannot get in and out and make the walk.

There is no extra charge to ride the trolley, but participants should sign up in advance to guarantee a seat by calling the center at 507-454-2723 ext. 0.

The historic Woodlawn Cemetery on West Lake Boulevard, will give these guided tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.

Admission is is $10 for adults, $2 of which goes to Woodlawn Cemetery, $5 for students and $3 for youth 12 and younger. Cookies and beverages will be for sale at the door too.

For more information, visit winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723.


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