Grab your walking shoes, or a bucket of popcorn and join the Blue Earth County Historical Society as we explore the Historic Minneopa Cemetery starting on June 17 at 4 p.m.

A few soldiers, early Welsh settlers and a melon thief are some of the stories shared through this virtual event. Through this forty-minute presentation, or over 15 stops at the cemetery, stories will be highlighted with images of the people buried in the cemetery as well as testament to their character.

The video will premiere at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 and will be available to watch until midnight on June 27. We have two ways to tune into this tour! OPTION 1: From the comfort of your own home, watch the Video version of the tour through your computer. This virtual tour will include cemetery pictures, historic images, and great stories put together in video format. (If you joined us for the virtual tour of Calvary Cemetery last fall, this is the same format.)

OPTION 2: Feeling adventurous? Visit the Cemetery in-person. Staff will be on-site on June 17 from 5-8 p.m. to welcome you to the cemetery and get you started on your self-guided cemetery tour. Please note, this version of the tour will require the use of your smartphone and will use mobile data.

Both versions will be available through June 27. Staff only present June 17.

Tickets are $10/household and can be purchased online at

Please call 507-345-5566 or email [email protected] if you have any questions. For more information, please contact BECHS at 507-345-5566 or visit our website at