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Continued: Cemetery tour resurrects interest in Chanhassen's history

  • Article by: SHANNON PRATHER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 1, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Englehardt describes Bost as “strongly opinionated from a strict Protestant family.”

“He went different places to find his Garden of Eden. He went up the Mississippi and thought it was beautiful,” Gossard said.

One of the challenges in creating the show was finding the stories of women in the community, often marginalized in historical accounts.

“We had limited women’s stories. Of course they weren’t written about as much as men,” Rodenz said. But the women producers, undeterred, dug until they found those stories as well.

The tour ran in 2009 and 2010 and is resurrected this year with some new historical figures.

The ultimate goal of the event is to educate and to inspire families to visit their family grave sites and learn their own history.

“Bring your family to the cemetery walk and hopefully that will open up that dialogue for you,” Rodenz said.


Shannon Prather • 612-673-4804


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    When: Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m.

    Where: St. Hubert’s Plaza, 381 W. 78th St.

    Cost: Free, but reservations are required, and each session is limited to 50 people. Call 952-227-1100 to register.

    Also: An ADA-friendly Cemetery Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chanhassen Senior Center, 7700 Market Blvd.

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