Do you love old cemeteries? Are you interested in learning about gravestone styles and symbolism? Join historian Kelly Grimaldi on a tour of the old sections in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery and get a lesson in the history of cemeteries and the monuments that make them so interesting. The tour will conclude with a catered seated lunch on Founders Hill.
Wednesday, June 15th, weather permitting*
10:30am – 12:30pm
$28, includes lunch
Registration required, space is limited! Register by 6/10.
This tour is a combination of driving and walking and is easy for most people. Enjoy delicious food, including dessert while taking in the beautiful view of the Hudson River Valley. There is a full service Visitor Center including restrooms on site.
(*Rain date: Wednesday, June 22)
Call Kelly at 518-350-7679 or email [email protected] to make a reservation.
Catholic Rural Cemeteries such as our lovely St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands founded in 1867 played a very important role in the way the remains of the departed were respected throughout the decades. They still are important and uphold traditions intrinsic to the Catholic mission to treat the living and the dead with love and compassion. Nothing in the basic sentiment of St. Agnes Cemetery’s original charter has changed. It was designed to be a place of peace with orderly, well maintained grounds in perpetuity. The tranquil beauty of these sacred grounds draws thousands of visitors annually.