150th Anniversary Celebration of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Jennifer Mele under Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

Join us for the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery!

These Sacred Grounds book Celebrating Historic St. Agnes 150th Anniversary Book

One hundred and fifty years ago on May 19, 1867, Right Rev. Bishop Conroy of Albany stood on a wide platform high upon a hill, clad in Episcopal robes, mitre on head and crozier in hand, pronouncing words which converted 50 acres of land into consecrated ground named St. Agnes Cemetery. Over the next 150 years, thousands of families have buried their beloved dead in her consecrated grounds. Since its founding as a rural, park-like cemetery, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery expanded to nearly 115 acres of rolling hills and winding roads.


A late summer cocktail party will be held in celebration of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s  150th Anniversary on Sunday, September 17th from 2 – 5 PM. Location details will be provided in the invitation.  The celebration will feature fine foods, select wines and beer, a string trio, silent auction and historic cemetery trolley tours.  It will also be the premier of our beautiful book, These Sacred Grounds: 150 Years of St. Agnes Cemetery and book signing. The celebration will begin at 2 PM with a blessing by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit the cemetery and help ensure these sacred grounds remain well kept and safe for future generations.

We hope to share this celebration with you! Please contact us if you would like to receive an invitation to the Celebration.

If you would like to offer additional support, you can find and download our Sponsor or Honorary Committee information.

10 Responses to 150th Anniversary Celebration of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

  1. Laura La Duke says:

    Hi – I’m the gal who found Barney’s photo and which I hear will be included in the new book. I would love to receive an invitation with details to the anniversary celebration event in September.

    • Jennifer Mele says:

      Absolutely, you are on our invitation list. Look for an invitation in the mail later this summer!

  2. William George Preston says:

    Hello: I am very much interested in an invitation. Many of my direct relatives are buried in Founders Hill in the Preston plot. I met with Kelly in 2016 and we discussed the family. Wonderful that this celebration is coming to fruition.

  3. Patti Kopach says:

    I would like to attend the special anniversary celebration and book release. My mother, Nicolina Santalucia Campagna’s story about her cousin Sammy Severino is included in the book.
    Thank you.

  4. Margaret King says:

    This promises to be a wonderful event! I’d love to get all the particulars- especially about the book!


  5. Lori Salvador says:

    I would love to attend this! I visit the cemetery often with my camera.

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