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Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

October 26

Cemeteries are many things–tranquil, solemn, beautiful, peaceful–but they also hold unique historical information about an area. By journeying through cemeteries, we learn about an area’s population and development, beliefs and customs, trials and tribulations, its growth and renewal. Explore Red Wing’s Oakwood Cemetery, one of Minnesota’s most historic cemeteries, with the Goodhue County Historical Society on Saturday, October 26, and learn more about Red Wing’s textured past. Tours will take place at 10 AM and 1 PM. Each tour is about 90 minutes to 2 hours.

On October 26th, journey through one of the cemetery’s most historic sections as you visit the final resting places of some of Red Wing’s most notable names, including: Reverend Joseph Hancock, Abraham E. Welch, T.B. Sheldon, and more. Learn the difference between male and female Victorian mourning customs, the meanings behind tombstone symbolism, and what life was like for a 19th century Red Wing resident.

Reserve your spot for the 10 AM tour or the 1 PM tour today! Contact the Goodhue County Historical Society (651-388-6024) to purchase your tickets today or via our online store!



October 26