Guided tours explore historic and architecturally significant local sites

Only two more tours remain in Preserve Minneapolis’ 2012 tour series, which offers an opportunity to explore historic and architecturally significant places in Minneapolis. On each tour, guides will tell the “stories behind the story” and give participants a greater understanding of what makes each area unique.

The final tour destinations for the 2012 season will visit Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery and the mansion district of Park Avenue. Tours cost $5 per person; proceeds are used to help fund the tour program.

Upcoming Preserve Minneapolis Tours

Murder and Mayhem in Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery
Saturday, Sept. 8
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a walk through the seamier side of Minneapolis’ history at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. Along the way we’ll stop and pay our respects (or not) to a host of others, both casualties and criminals, who most definitely did not die peacefully in their sleep.

Historic Park Avenue: The Southern District
Saturday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. – noon

Step back in time as you take a stroll alongside ornate Queen Annes and stately Classical Revivals to discover the differences between architectural styles; admire original photographs and hear stories of the first families, prolific architects, and master builders of these fine homes; and see how this stretch of Park Avenue is being rediscovered by many drawn to its rich history, impressive housing stock, and numerous preservation and restoration efforts.

For information on the meeting place or to register, visit http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/wpfile/tours/

 

 

Published Aug. 29, 2012