October 14, 2016
For use: Immediate
Finney County Historical Society
Contact: Steve Quakenbush, 620-272-3664
TICKETS FOR CEMETERY TOURS SOLD OUT
The tours are taking place for the third consecutive year, covering a series of significant gravesites and memorials and offering the chance for participants to meet various figures from the past, portrayed by volunteer re-enactors. The tours also sold out in 2014 and 2015.
Six tours are scheduled over three evenings at the 133-year old cemetery, sponsored by Price and Sons Funeral Home with support from the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The size of each tour group is limited to preserve and enhance the experience.
Established in 1883, the 40-acre cemetery includes more than 13,000 graves and serves as the final resting place for many of the community’s founders, early leaders and generations of residents. Parking for ticket holders is available east of the cemetery office, inside the fence off of north Third Street.
The tours are focused on history, not Halloween, and do not feature ghosts, goblins or spooks of any kind. The Finney County Historical Museum has started a waiting list for tickets, in case any become available due to cancellations. In addition, those on the list will be contacted next year with the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2017 tours.