Join us on Monday, September 12, rain or shine, for the 2016 Dearly Departed Cemetery Walk. The tour begins at the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery, S. Norway Street at Willow Street. There will be a tour beginning at 1 pm and a second tour at 2:30 pm. Tickets are required, and will be handed out immediately before tours. Tickets are free and are limited to the first 70 people at the 1:00 pm tour.
A shuttle is available from the parking lot of Bethany Lutheran church, Ephraim Moravian church, and the Village office. For those with limited mobility, there is a small amount of parking at the cemetery. In case of rain, the presenters will speak in the sanctuary of the Ephraim Moravian Church.
Guides will accompany guests to each presenter, and then to the church, where there will be refreshments to enjoy and artifacts to view. Figures from Ephraim’s past will include Ida Seiler Sohns (Karen Ekberg), Halvor Anderson (Dick Volkmann), Charlotte Amundsen (Carolyn Glabe O’Donnell), J.J. Groenfeldt (Rob Moore), Elsie Groenfeldt (Sally Jacobson), George Larson (George Larson), and Clara Alpha Oneson Scudder (Ruth Oneson Minke).
This event is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated! This is a collaborative program between the Ephraim Historical Foundation and the Ephraim Moravian Church.
See the video below for a sneak peek of 2016’s Dearly Departed Cemetery Walk. Video by Tom Gifford.