The sixth annual Cemetery Walk at the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery will take place Sept. 12, rain or shine. Tours are at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets are required and will be handed out immediately before the tours. Tickets are free, limited to the first 70 people at the 1 pm tour.
Sponsored by the Ephraim Moravian Church and the Ephraim Historical Foundation, this year’s walk will feature seven people who were an important part of Ephraim’s history, portrayed by local citizens, three who are descendants of the people they portray. People who will be portrayed are: Frederika Bertha Ida Seiler Sohns, portrayed by Karen Sohns Ekberg; Elsie Løding Groenfeldt (Sally Jacobson); Hans (J.J.) Groenfeldt (Rob Moore); Charlotte Marie Amundson (Carolyn Glabe O’Donnell); George Larson (George Larson); Clara Alpha Oneson Scudder (Ruth Oneson Minke); Halvor Anderson (Dick Volkmann). Each, in appropriate costume, will stand in the cemetery where they rest and tell about his or her life in Ephraim. There will be photos, artifacts and refreshments located at the Church, 9970 Moravia.
The cemetery is located at the corner of Willow and South Norway, with continuous trolley service between the cemetery, Moravian Church, and additional parking areas at the Bethany Lutheran Church and behind the Ephraim fire station on North Norway Road. There is a small amount of parking at the cemetery for those with limited mobility. The program is free (donations accepted). In case of rain, the presenters will speak in the sanctuary of the Ephraim Moravian Church.