SIBLEY, Iowa — The McCallum Museum in Sibley is presenting its second Headstone History Tour inside Holman Township Cemetery from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25, on the southwest side of Sibley. The rain date will be at the same time on Sept. 26.
“There is much history lying in any cemetery. The stories of the early settlers are truly amazing,” shared McCallum Museum board member Beth Thole. “What these people endured, wars fought, natural disasters dealt with, and their dreams and accomplishments are also buried.”
While some mysteries have been solved, Thole said some remain, and each story forms the web of the rich history of the community. On this particular tour, visitors will learn about the terrible hardships early settlers endured, pandemics, an unsolved crime, an uncovered mystery and about a missionary.
The escorted walking tour lasts one hour, is on paved roads and includes costumed local actors telling the stories of some of Sibley’s most notable citizens.
Reservations can be made by calling (712) 541-8451 or (712) 754-4108. There is a suggested donation per person, with all funds raised going to support the McCallum Museum’s Barn Shed project.