From 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, the Pioneer Town Museum’s event Buried History will be returning for a second year, once again taking place at the Cedaredge Cemetery.

“Imagine discovering treasure in your own backyard,” Pioneer Town said in a news release. “The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and Pioneer Town are doing just that and bringing their Buried History program at the Cedaredge Cemetery back again this year.”

This year, the actors will be playing local servicemen who fought in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam and “even the most recent conflicts.”

With small groups starting every 15 minutes beginning at 4 p.m., Buried History will bring up eight stories meant to honor these historic figures’ lives, accomplishments, goals and tragedies.

Some of these servicemen still have family in the area but most do not, according to the press release. Some had long lives and others had lives cut short.

“One of the highlights will be of two Gold Star families from the Great War whose names are part of the local VFW group,” the press release said.

Admission to the event is $5 a person, with extra donations also being accepted. All money collected through this event will go toward the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society’s (SCVHS) mission toward preserving and researching the local Surface Creek Valley history.

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“The Historical Society takes the preservation of history very seriously and in that attempt is offering a workshop series to help local residents preserve their own stories,” the press release said. “The workshops will offer advice on audio, video and written formats for stories and research tips that could lead to a more finished and compelling final product.” The workshops will be held on alternating Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Stolte Shed, Oct. 13, 28 and Nov. 11.

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