SIOUX CITY -- Learn more about the history of Graceland Cemetery and the notable local citizens buried there at the Sioux City Public Museum’s cemetery tour on Saturday.
The free 90-minute walking tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the north gate of Graceland Cemetery, 2701 S. Lakeport. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 712-279-6174.
Tom Munson, archives manager, will lead the tour through the cemetery, which was initially planned as a "garden park." The original park had numerous water fountains, a "rest cottage," and beautiful flower beds.
Along with its unique layout, the cemetery includes several sections devoted to various groups, such as the Jewish or Farane section, the Syrian section, and a military section with identical small white stones for the veterans buried there. The tour will also include a look at a monument to the Spanish American War veterans and the cremation garden.