Friday, April 8, 2011

O'Brien County Tourism Announces Upcoming "Where the Journey Ends" Cemetery Tour

Primghar, Iowa, April 6, 2010 - O'Brien County Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with O'Brien County Tourism, is seeking historical stories of O'Brien County as well as volunteers to help with our upcoming June 2nd "Where the Journey Ends" Cemetery Tour.
This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland with a presentation by State Historian, Michael Zahs. A wagon ride through the tall grass prairie will take participants to the site of the Waterman Pioneer Cemetery where Mr. Zahs will share more on cemetery symbolism, pioneers and more. Lunch at the Heritage center will follow before participants set out on their own to explore cemeteries throughout the county. Volunteers are needed to be on hand at the county cemeteries from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on June 2 to assist in finding specific locations and to answer questions. O'Brien County Tourism is also looking for stories to share. If you know an historical story of O'Brien County that you would like to share, contact the O'Brien County Economic Development Office. Think about sharing your time and talents!
The "Where the Journey Ends" event is open to everyone. A $20 fee will cover the event as well as a copy of the Audio Tour and Guidebook. Preregistration is needed by May 19. Contact the O'Brien County Economic Development Office at 712-957-1313 to register. Space is limited. The O'Brien County Economic Development Office will have additional copies of the "Where the Journey Ends" Audio Tour and Guidebook available for purchase. For additional information or questions regarding this project, please contact Kiana Johnson, O'Brien County Economic Development Corporation, at 712.957.1313 or e-mail .