A mother of women’s basketball, the director of the National Audubon Society, a pioneering female war correspondent, Newburgh’s first mayor, the commander of the Orange Blossoms of Civil War fame, two famous orchestra leaders, suffragists, architects, civil rights champions and scientists – are all buried together among the scenic acres of Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor, Orange County, NY. [Read more…] about New Windsor’s Woodlawn Cemetery Tour
In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. The Merchant’s House Museum is set to host “Sacred to the Memory:” From Parlor to Grave, a 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Cemetery Procession, on Sunday, October 27, 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
The Museum’s Tredwells’ double parlor will be veiled in black crepe as attendees recreate the 1865 funeral of family patriarch Seabury Tredwell and explore the customs surrounding death in 19th century New York City. [Read more…] about Parlor to Grave: An 1865 Funeral Procession
In 1905, Professional baseball player James Bentley “Cy” Seymour (1878-1919), led the National League, and all of professional baseball, in batting with a .377 average, hits with 219 and runs-batted-in with 121 with the Cincinnati Reds. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Giants throughout his career.
After his professional career he worked in wartime jobs in the Speedway shipyards and Bush terminal in New York City. While working in the shipyards, he contracted tuberculosis, and died at his home on September 20, 1919. He was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Lot 46, Section 15. [Read more…] about Baseball Legend Cy Seymour’s Final Resting Place
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Historic Walking Tour at the Albany Rural Cemetery, presented in partnership with the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie, set for September 14th.
The tour will visit the graves of prominent persons interred in Albany Rural Cemetery. Attendees will be treated to first person presentations by local actors at gravesites along the tour route. [Read more…] about Albany Rural Cemetery Historic Walking Tour
The historic Albany Rural Cemetery is set to hold a dedication ceremony to unveil a new headstone for Civil War veteran Captain Samuel L. Bridgeford of Albany on Saturday, August 3rd. Captain Bridgeford, who died in 1901 at the age of 82, served with the 43rd NY Infantry and 20th NY Calvary. [Read more…] about Civil War Headstone Dedication at Albany Rural Cemetery
An evening walking tour focusing on the Slingerland family has been set for Friday, June 28th beginning at 6 pm, at the Albany Rural Cemetery. [Read more…] about Cemetery Tour: A Visit With The Slingerlands
The 7th Historical Society of the Town of Middletown Living History Cemetery Tour, has been set for Saturday, June 22 (rain date June 23), at Margaretville Cemetery, on Cemetery Road, just off Route 30 (upper Main Street) in the Village of Margaretville, Delaware County, NY. [Read more…] about Middletown Living History Cemetery Tour June 22nd
The University at Albany Department of Geography and Planning has developed, in partnership with Albany Rural Cemetery, a new mobile database using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which gives visitors to the cemetery the ability to link to grave locations, burial records, biographies, and photos via smartphone, tablet, or other device. [Read more…] about New Albany Rural Cemetery Tour App Available
Tickets are now on sale for the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie’s 2019 Historic Walking Tour at the Albany Rural Cemetery, which is set for Saturday, May 18th. [Read more…] about Historic Walking Tours at Albany Rural Cemetery
Gravestone and Cemetery Care, an instructional program by Marianne Greenfield of Gravestone Cleaning Service, Delhi, has been set for Sunday, March 24th at 1 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County. [Read more…] about Gravestone Care Program in Sullivan County