On Saturday, August 6, 2016, the Cemetery Committee of the New Glarus Swiss United Church of Christ is hosting cemetery walks. Two tours will begin at the Swiss Historical Village in front of the log church at 9 a.m. The first of these is the tour of the oldest part of the cemetery highlighting some of the earliest settlers who helped found the village. The second tour will discuss people from around the turn of the last century who helped develop New Glarus into a thriving area. The tours include stories of both men and
women, stories which display hope, courage and some sadness.
A new, third tour is being offered at 10:45 a.m. This will be a tour of the little cemetery on the edge of New Glarus often referred to as the EUB (Evangelical United Brethren) cemetery. This historic burial ground also has many stories to tell and will feature original settlers and their families who belonged to what we often call the "White Church".
Oswald Babler, a New Glarus original, will be a highlight. Since this is a very small cemetery, the stories of several individuals from surrounding area cemeteries may also be discussed. Tours will begin at the EUB cemetery with parking at the Swiss Center of North America parking lot.
Reservations for all of the tours are required in order to maintain the small tour groups. Please call the Swiss Church office (608-527-2119) after the 4th of July and get placed on the tour(s) of your choice.
The tours are free, but donations welcome to help defray operational
costs of the cemetery.