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 European settlers and their ancestors, war heroes, famous artists, paragons of industry, disaster survivors and much more.
The Hudson Area Library will host the fifth anniversary tour of Cedar Park Cemetery, “Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour,” led by Kelley Drahushuk, on Sunday, October 23rd,
Kelley Drahushuk is a long-time resident of Hudson, NY with family history in the city dating back to the 1800s. She, along with her husband Alan, own The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, now in its 17th year of operation on Hudson’s Warren Street in the former CH Evans Hook & Ladder building. She has served on the board of the Hudson Area Library and continues as a member of the History Room Committee. She earned a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering.
Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at noon to learn about the history of the original cemetery, more recent history and discoveries as well as its current layout. As this is a walking tour, attendees should wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather & conditions.
This program is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated. Registration is required and can be completed by emailing email@example.com.
For more information visit the Hudson Area Library website.
Photo: Kelley Drahushuk leads a tour of Hudson’s Cedar Park Cemetery.