Douglas County Historical Society Presents 3rd Annual Tombstone Tour
Update: The September 30 tour is sold out. Reserve now for the October 7 tour.
The Douglas County Historical Society presents its 3rd Annual Tombstone Tour. This year, two dates are offered; choose from either September 30th or October 7th. Our guided motor coach tour begins by heading toward South Omaha, as we explore cemeteries and honor the lives and contributions of Omaha's departed. We'll start at one of the city's oldest burial sites, Laurel Hill Cemetery near 21st and Polk Streets. We'll discover unique aspects of St. Mary's and St. Mary Magdalene's cemeteries before heading west to the Bohemian Cemetery and Westlawn-Hillcrest. Refreshments provided at each cemetery stop, as we toast the memory of those who have gone before us. Your tour guide will regale you with cryptic commentary, plus you'll receive a souvenir booklet on cemetery history.
Boarding begins at 1:30 pm at the General Crook House Museum located in Historic Fort Omaha; pre-boarding refreshments and snacks provided. The bus will depart at 2 pm sharp and return to the Museum by 5:30 pm. Appetizers, wine, ghost stories and more will be provided at the Museum after the tour.
Cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members - make your reservations by September 1st and get $5.00 off!!! Reservations due by September 21st for the September 30th Tour and by September 28th for the October 7th Tour. Prepaid Reservations Only. Minimum of 25 passengers per bus required. Reserve your spot at DouglasCoHistory.org, or call 402-455-9990
About Douglas County Historical Society
The Douglas County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Mission of the Douglas County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and present to the public the history of Douglas County, Nebraska. The Douglas County Historical Society operates the General Crook House Museum and Library Archives Center at Historic Fort Omaha, 30th and Fort Streets. The museum, the authentically restored home of General George Crook, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Library Archives Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.