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Cemetery Events Summer ’22

Summer Events at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Photo courtesy of TIM MCCALL

Check the Friends of the Cemetery Facebook page for more events in the summer and later in the fall. Want a tour but don’t see one that works? Contact Sue Hunter Weir at to talk about setting one up.

Open Streets East Lake Street

Saturday, August 13, 11 AM-4:30 PM

Stop by and play old-fashioned games (there will be prizes for the kids), take a self-guided smartphone tour, and talk with volunteers.

Murder, Mayhem and More (sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis)

Sunday, August 21, Tours at 10 AM and 1 PM

10 AM: Tour will cover the southeast quadrant of the cemetery which includes many of the oldest graves, as well as the grave of our most notorious criminal, and those of notable territorial pioneers.

1 PM: Tour will cover the southwest quadrant of the cemetery, including the grave of William Goodridge, a pre-Civil War conductor on the Underground Railroad, and his grandson, the first African-American child born in St. Anthony. The graves of dozens of Civil War veterans and other very interesting folk are also located in this section.

Tour sign-ups will be listed at

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