May 29, 2018 – Have you ever been curious about the missing headstones in Pioneer cemetery? Wondered who built the beautiful tributes to loved ones in the cemetery of St. Canice? Then join us at 10 am on Saturday, June 16th at the Doris Foley Library for our first annual cemetery walking tour! Guests will meet at the Doris Foley Library, 211 North Pine Street in Nevada City and walk down to St. Canice and Pioneer cemeteries, where local cemetery expert and historian Chris Ward will lead a tour of each cemetery and discuss their fascinating histories! Afterward, guests will walk back to the Foley, where they will learn how to search obituaries and records using our new Scan Pro 3000 microfilm scanners. Refreshments will be served, and library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist guests with any questions they may have. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about the rich history of Nevada County and its citizens!
The cemetery walking tour will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, June 16th beginning at the Doris Foley Library. Registration is available online at mynevadacounty.com/library, or call (530) 265-1407. The Cemetery Walking Tour is a project of the Nevada County Library supported by the Libraries Illuminated project of the California State Library. The Cemetery Walking Tour is supported with California Library Services Act funding which is administered by the California Library Services Board.
For more information, please contact Tiffany Roberts at (530) 265-4606 or Jillene Davidson at (530) 470-2747.