Historic walking tours set for Tuesday and Thursday this week

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A pair of walking tours are planned by the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department this week.

A walking tour of the Hagerty and Lloyd Historical District is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. Troy McQuillen will lead the one-hour walk in one of Aberdeen’s oldest residential neighborhoods. Information will include history of the city’s early settlers as well as architectural styles of the period. The walk, which is free, will begin at the Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center Parking Lot, 225 Third Ave. S.E.

The tour is limited to 20 people. Those wishing to participate should sign up by today at the Parks and Rec Office.

There will also be a guided tour of Aberdeen’s historic Main St. at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. McQuillen will also lead that tour, which will look at the history behind the builders, buildings and businesses of that part of town. The tour will begin at the north parking lot of the Dacotah Prairie Museum.

That tour is also free and limited to 25 people. Those wishing to participate should put their name on a list by Wednesday, May 8.

Both tours are taking place in conjunction with Historic Preservation Month. For more information contact the Parks and Rec Office at (605) 626-7015.