Family history events this weekend

Two events in Fort Dodge this weekend focus on local history and memories.

Oakland Cemetery Walk

The Oakland Cemetery Walk will be held today at Oakland Cemetery. Park at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. Shuttles will take tour groups to the cemetery from 1 to 3 p.m.

An indoor performance will be held at the Bioscience and Health Sciences building auditorium at Iowa Central at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $7.

DVDs of the walk are available, as well as presentations from past years. Cost is $7.

This event uses live actors to talk about the lives of people buried in Oakland Cemetery, as if they were that person. Each actor uses research from that person’s life to put together their performance. It’s quite interesting to see people from the past portrayed.

Capturing Memories

A second event this weekend is Capturing Memories. It will be held at the Vincent House, 824 Third Ave. S.

Learn about genealogy, creating an oral history, all things to do with ties, scrapbooking, picture blocks, picture quilts and more. Janet Secor will give a special presentation “What’s That Sound?”

Admission: $5 (includes door prizes and refreshments)
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Vincent House, 824 Third Ave. S.
Contact: YWCA, 573-3932, Ext. 202

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