NYS Path Through History: North of the Lakes Tour
Saturday, June 17
9 a.m. to noon
Back by popular demand, this tour is led by local historian Michael Barrett to the lesser-known northern section of this fabulous rural cemetery. After a peek inside the opulent Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium, visit the plots of the Burdens, the Gilberts, the Griswolds, the Eddys, the Gurleys, the Harts, the Ides and other prominent families in Troy’s history. Jointly sponsored with the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, this is a NYS Path Through History event.
Reserve your spot by calling 1-800-556-6273; $15 per person. Pay on arrival with cash or check. Children under 12 are free. Meet at the Earl Chapel at186 Oakwood Ave.
SCULPTURE ARTISTRY TOUR
Tuesday, June 27
6 to 8 p.m.
19th-century rural cemeteries are known for their beautiful sculptures and their lovely landscaping, and this is the perfect time of day to enjoy both. Join Rensselaer County Historian Kathy Sheehan for a walking tour and discussion of the artists and sculptors, who created these enduring monuments of stone and bronze.
Reserve your spot by calling 1-800-556-6273; $15 per person. Pay on arrival with cash or check. Children under 12 are free. Meet at the flagpole near the Earl Chapel at 186 Oakwood Ave.
Reservations can be made up to the day before an event. You may make reservations for both events in one call; please leave name, phone number, name of event and the number of people in your group.
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