Museums hosting another “Tombstone Tuesday” event next week

The Museums of Historic-Christian County is hosting a “Tombstone Tuesday” next week, where the public can learn more about the history of Pioneer Cemetery.

The event will be held August 30, makes way for historian to clean a few tombstones and document the work and information they collection along the way. Pioneer Cemetery is the oldest public burial ground in the city. Donated by Bartholomew Wood, our town’s founder, the cemetery dates to 1812 and is the final resting place of at least 165 of our community’s earliest residents.

Participants will receive a brief training on how to document and clean historic tombstones safely before grabbing a bucket and brush or a clipboard and tape measure.

Pioneer Cemetery is located on Ferrell Street between 13th and 14th streets.