The Oakwood Cemetery Walk was first offered in 1997. This long running program introduces participants to the various residents of Oakwood Cemetery. Originally offered as part of Rochester-fest, the event was moved to the fall to allow for educational opportunities for schools. A theme is chosen each year relating the people covered. At the end of each year, visitor feedback is used to choose the theme for the next year.
Recent themes have included Crimes and Crime Fighters and Sports. The theme for 2012 was Military Heroes. This year’s theme is Fascinating Women.
Each year a number of sites are chosen and actors present their stories. This is a walking tour lasting about an hour. There are also activities offered at the chapel each year.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact the History Center for details (507)282-9447.
For information about the 2013 program please click on the link below: