Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour with Kelley Drahushuk
Name: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour with Kelley Drahushuk
Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Hudson Area Library and Greenport Historical Society present a special tour of Cedar Park Cemetery, Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour on Sunday, October 28 at 12-1:30pm. The tour will finish with cider and Trixie’s Oven cookies, courtesy of Rich Volo, who is forming a Friends of the City of Hudson’s Cemetery group. And don’t forget to then join the Hudson Trick or Treating and Halloween Parade! Trick or treating begins at 2pm and the parade kicks off at Public Square (7th Street Park) at 4pm. Kelley Drahushuk's talk Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson's Crypts, both at the library and the historical society, was so popular this is becoming an annual event. Kelley will return this year to act as the guide and will be adding new graves to her tour. Participation is free and open to the public but registration is required. The tour will be limited to 30 participants so register as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk in the library. Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at 12pm. As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. We may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways. Long-touted as “a virtual treasure trove for historians and enthusiasts of American funerary art”, the Hudson Cemetery includes over 10,000 grave sites for a wide range of interesting and notable individuals, including the Proprietors and their ancestors, war heroes, famous artists, paragons of industry, disaster survivors and much more. Learn about the history of the original cemetery, more recent history and discoveries as well as its current layout. All attendees will receive a free map of Cedar Park with highlighted sites discussed in this presentation—do your own walking tour and make new discoveries!