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Covid-19 Guidelines

• Face masks are

   encouraged inside.

• Please maintain social distance.

• Please wash your hands often.

VISIT THE STATUE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN CARRIED BY EARLY SETTLERS TO ALTON

In the Spalding School Entry

CHECK OUT THE LUXEMBOURG MURAL

Alton Main Street 

Artist Amber Hansen - Assisted by volunteers

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Celebrating 150 Years

June 5th 2021

Alton, IA

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Come Join Us At Lux Fest!

A celebration of the first Luxembourg settlers to Northwest Iowa

Circa: May 1870

Saturday 

SIGN IN & WELCOME 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Alton-Spalding Gym

First Settlers Genealogies Compiled by Robert Arens

Family Histories and Displays

ACTIVITIES IN ALTON CITY PARK 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Craft Vendors and Food Trucks

Band Shell Musial Entertainment

 

DEDICATION AND BLESSING AT ST DONATUS SITE

1:00 p.m. - Father Dan Greving

1 mile east and 2 miles south of Alton on Kingbird Avenue and 480th Street

 

RECEPTION HONORING 

Special Guest, His Excellency Gaston Stronck, Luxembourg Ambassador to the U.S.

OCTOBERFEST CHOIR 

Prior to 5:00 mass - Directed by LeAnn Weiderholt

MASS AT ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH ALTON 

5:00 p.m. - Fr. Dan Greving, Celebrant

DINNER

(Last day to register! May 15th)

6:00 p.m. - Alton Community Building

Keynote Speaker - Deacon Rick Roder

Dual Citizens, Tri-State Groups from La Crosse, Wisconsin; St. Donatus, Iowa; New Ulm, Minnesota;

Private Groups and special guests 

RSVP at www.nwialux.org

Saturday and Sunday!

SELF GUIDED

TOURS

(Information at Spalding Gym with directions to these area towns and lists of Luxembourgers buried at these cemeteries)

Alton

St. Mary's Church Cemetery

Museum in the Library

Granville

St. Joseph's Church Cemetery

Hospers

St. Anthony's Church Cemetery

Marcus

Holy Name Church

Cemetery and Museum

Le Mars

St. Joseph's Church

Cemetery (Peter Gehlen Grave)

Plymouth County Historical Museum

Oyens

St. Catherine's Church, Cemetery

Remsen

St. Mary's Church, Cemetery, Museum

Special Showing Saturday,

May 30th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

John Greenen Paintings