This collaborative event brings the Pioneer Cemetery to life as Theater West actors portray six north Lincoln County historical figures. These “permanent residents” will give their accounts of what it was like to live the rugged Oregon Coast.
Guests will go on a lantern-lit, night-time walking tour of the cemetery where they will meet three men and three women at their graves. You’ll meet a rugged mountain man who also held correspondence with Senators and Presidents, including Harry Truman. George and Nanie Parmele moved here in 1897, and will share stories of building the second post office, first school, and early mill that provided lumber for incoming settlers to this area. Sissie Johnson, a Native American woman who owned all of the land now known as Taft, will explain how she taught settlers how to thrive on the Oregon Coast. Hear these stories and more at this year’s A Tour to Die For!
Cost of the Tour is $25 dollars. In the case of inclement weather, the program will take place at the museum. Shows will be held the last week of September and first week of October. Head to www.tourtodiefor.com for dates and to purchase tickets.