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
On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to present Twilight Cemetery Tour: Madness, Murder, Untimely Deaths, and Strange Coincidences, an opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk.
Volunteer docent Gloria May will navigate the tombs and monuments of Greenridge Cemetery, discussing the historical and architectural background of the American rural cemetery movement while unearthing tales of Saratoga’s most notable residents. [Read more…] about Twilight Cemetery Tour In Saratoga Springs
The Albany Rural Cemetery is set to host a Haunted History tour on Saturday, October 27th, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
Take a late afternoon stroll and hear the stories of a ghost that wanders around a long-gone lake, a departed mother’s message to her little boy, the Widow’s tomb. [Read more…] about Haunted History Tour at Albany Rural Cemetery
The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) has announce its fall meeting has been set for Saturday, September 29, 2018.
The event will take place from 10 am to 3:30 pm in Hartsdale, NY (in Westchester County). Talks will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the walking tour will be held at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery. [Read more…] about Gravestone Studies Group Meeting At Hartsdale Pet Cemetery
The Albany Rural Cemetery is set to kick-off a special capital campaign to restore the 1899 Marcus T. Reynolds House (formerly the superintendent’s residence) and to celebrate Reynolds’ many contributions to the Cemetery’s cultural landscape, on October 14. [Read more…] about Architect Marcus Reynolds Focus of Rural Cemetery Project
The Albany Rural Cemetery, located on Cemetery Avenue in Albany has announced their autumn schedule of tours and events.
Scheduled events include: [Read more…] about Albany Rural Cemetery Autumn Tours, Events
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll event, Here Lies Saratoga’s Past: Greenridge Cemetery, is set for Sunday, August 5th at 10:30 am.
Leader Jan Klassovity will teach attendees about the crypts and mausoleums in Greenridge Cemetery, while exploring the history of some of Saratoga’s most prominent citizens. The tour, sponsored by LaBrake Memorials, will meet at the Sackett Gates entrance of Greenridge Cemetery on Lincoln Avenue. [Read more…] about Saratoga Summer Stroll of Greenridge Cemetery
On Saturday July 21 at 11 am, David Fiske is set to lead a walking tour at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. During the one-hour tour, participants will view the grave sites of some important industrialists from Ballston Spa’s history, while Fiske tells their stories.
Among the individuals highlighted will be some early industrialists, such as Isaiah Blood and George West. Also included will be more recent business people, notably Donald K. Stewart, the founder of the local dairy outlet that later became the convenience store chain. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa Village Cemetery Tour July 21
The sixth Living History Cemetery Tour presented by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County, (HSM) has been set for Saturday, July 7 (rain date July 8) at the Halcottsville Cemetery.
This popular event will bring to life eleven people who once lived in Halcottsville, ten of them now lying in this peaceful cemetery on Back River Road, on a hill overlooking Lake Wawaka. [Read more…] about Delaware County: Living History Cemetery Tour July 7th