The 2021 Winona County Historical Society’s Graveyard Voices Walk, sponsored by Merchants Bank, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.
An indoor show will take place on Wednesday, October 6 at 6 p.m. at the Winona County History Center. Register by calling 507-454-2723 ext. 0 because places are limited, and please wear a mask.
Entrance at the door is $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for students, $ 3 for youth 12 and under, and free for children under 3.
The Graveyard of Voices of the Past Walk will feature “Scandals, Scoundrels and Skulduggery II” this year! Take a self-guided walk through Winona’s beautiful and historic Woodlawn Cemetery to hear community actors describe people from our past.
This year we hear from those who lived hard lives, made bad choices, and those who protected the community on the more seedy side of Winona. In 2012 this theme was a huge hit and we’re excited to bring more stories of scandals, scoundrels and skulduggery. A few of those we will hear about are: some ladies from the red light district of Winona; Anton “Big Moose” Pellowski; Dorothy Haner, Winona’s first female investigator, and Victor Gage (1908-1985), also known as “Wyoming,” to name a few. Explore Winona’s beautiful Arboretum Cemetery, Woodlawn, ablaze with fall colors, as you hear actors at nine locations.
Enjoy the walk at your own pace and in the order of your choice. Arrive any time between noon and 5 p.m., but be sure to allow time to get to any performance venues you want, around 90 minutes for everyone at your own pace. A map and more information is provided at the front door. Guides are also present throughout the cemetery to assist you. Seating places are provided throughout the course. Dress for the weather, only bad weather will cancel the walk. Any updates will be posted on winonahistory.org.