A program on lost Crow Wing County cemeteries will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake.
Julie Jo Larson has visited many family, small and large cemeteries in the county. Through research at the Crow Wing County Historical Society, interviewing area historians and reading several history books, her group - the MsStorians, a women’s history group - has discovered that many local family cemeteries are lost.
Larson will share cemetery lore and show photos of some of Crow Wing County’s oldest cemeteries.
The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the program with the opportunity to meet and greet Larson. The presentation is sponsored by the Crosslake Area Historical Society and donations will be accepted.
Larson lives in the Brainerd lakes area with her husband, Stephen, and their mischievous pets. They have three grown children. She is a licensed social worker and is employed at Central Lakes College as the assistant director of TRIO Student Support Services.
On weekends, Larson dons a writer’s cap, specializing in regional history. Larson formed the MsStorians, a women’s history group that tours historic buildings, old cemeteries and forgotten historical sites in search of adventure and lost history. She received a Five Wings Arts Council Individual Grant in 2017 to complete the first draft of her novel, “Sterling & Ebony.”