Cemeteries can tell stories of people and communities and a Laurel Hill Cemetery Walk at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County on October 22, will do just that. The 1-hour program begins at 11 a.m.
On October 29 there will be a Halloween Dramatic Reading - A Night With Poe program from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Laurel Hill Cemetery, located on Old Owego Turnpike at Grey Towers, holds the history of some of Milford’s earliest inhabitants. As one of the town’s first graveyards, Laurel Hill is the final resting place for nearly 200 residents who helped shape the community in the early 1800s.
There was the Colonel who was a farmer and also was elected to Congress. And the hotel keeper who was responsible for opening up Broad Street by clearing the brush. Mystery surrounds the deaths of five young children from one family, all of whom died within a week of each other.
Experts also will be on hand to explain gravestone symbolism and epitaphs and to talk about restoration and research efforts.
Registration is required and the program will be held rain or shine. Participants should meet in the Visitor Pavilion of the Grey Towers Visitor Parking Lot. Wear comfortable shoes as there is walking on uneven terrain.
The fee is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors. Exact change and cash is preferred.
For more information contact the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-296-9630.
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