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Cemetery History Walk planning meeting

This news story was published on February 6, 2012.
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Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is planning their next History Walk.  An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 PM in the classroom at the Mason City Public Library for people to learn more about the event and how they can get involved in this fun and fascinating event.

People interested in the cemetery, genealogy and historic preservation are needed to help put on the history walk.  Volunteers help as tour guides and actors or with research, ticket sales, publicity, refreshments, set up, etc.  Actors and actresses are especially needed to portray the people from the past.  If interested in helping and cannot make the meeting, please contact Randy Opheim at 641-512-0956 or

A Cemetery History Walk is a trip into the past where participants experience history with the help of costumed actors.  The actors portray historic people buried in the cemetery, sharing highlights of their lives and contributions to the community, state and the nation.

Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is a fascinating place filled with majestic monuments and mausoleums honoring city founders, war veterans and famous citizens.  It also reflects the cultural heritages and diverse religious faiths of the many families that have lived in Mason City and the surrounding area.

The mission of Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is to provide our community, its citizens and their families exceptional cemetery services in a respectful, caring manner.  With approximately 100 acres of grounds in the heart of Mason City, it continues to be an active cemetery while preserving its historic elements.

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  1. Aspirin Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    What a wonderful activity! I’ve participated the past 2 years and really enjoy the learning experience this event provides! Watch NIT & Globe for more info.