Country Coon Prairie Church tours and Cemetery walk

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Country Coon Prairie Church tours and Cemetery walk

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This year’s Cemetery Walk will be held at the Country Coon Prairie Lutheran Church and Cemetery, S2706 Coon Prairie Rd. (two miles south of Westby). The date is Sunday, June 23, from 3 to 5PM. Ice cream, lemonade, and water will be served for a donation during that time.

The Vernon County Historical Society is happy to be working with Country Coon Prairie Church Preservation, Inc., and the Country Coon Prairie Cemetery Committee on this event. Tours of the church will be offered from 3 to 4PM. The church was built after a fire on Easter Sunday 1909 that destroyed the previous building. The current building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by the La Crosse architecture firm of Parkinson and Dockendorff in the Early Gothic Revival style.

The cemetery walk will start at 4PM, with a suggested donation of $5. Costumed actors portraying various people buried in the church’s cemetery will talk about the lives of their characters. The people featured will include Jacob Post Michelet (1796-1866); Amy Gott Roisland (1885-1972); Bennie Frydenburg (1895-1918); Elizabeth Harris Stoda Yarrington (1883-1984); and Albert Parkinson (1870-1952), the architect mentioned above.


June 23
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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