The Friends of the Albany Rural Cemetery will host “Hidden Lakes & Ponds of Albany Rural Cemetery,” a two-part historical introduction to the many lakes and ponds that were part of the natural landscape of Albany Rural Cemetery, set for Saturday, April 23rd.
This program is based on maps and images from different eras starting in 1846. A presentation in the Albany Rural Cemetery chapel will provide a visual overview to the more than 10 lakes, followed immediately by a hike with guides Michael & Lynn Radlick to the locations of these lakes — all of which were a part of the landscape of Albany Rural Cemetery during its more than 175 year history.
The program will begin at 9:30 am with the visual presentation in the Cemetery chapel, showing maps, photos and stereo-view images of the lakes from the early days of Albany Rural Cemetery. At approximately 10:30 am, the hike will begin through the Cemetery to the locations of the various lakes and ponds that were seen in the presentation.
Attendees can opt to do both components of this event or to just stay for the visual presentation in the Chapel and not the hike. Admission is $15 for Friends members and $20 for non-members.
The Albany Rural Cemetery is located at Cemetery Avenue in Albany. For more information or to register, click here.
Photo of Albany Rural Cemetery provided.