"Wild Women" tour at Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery

The historic Oakwood Cemetery in Troy has a new tour coming up July 21 called "Wild Women of Oakwood" that's led by Rensselaer County and Troy city historian Kathy Sheehan. Blurbage:

She will lead us to the gravesites of some women who were movers and shakers in our county history. These women were a force to be reckoned with --- suffragists, philanthropists, even a clairvoyant physician!

The tour is Saturday, July 21 starting at 9 am. It's $15 per person (pay when you get there), kids under 12 are free. Call 518-328-0090 to register.

In related news, we would very much watch a TV series about a clairvoyant physician as she solves mysteries and medical cases in and around early 20th century Troy. (If PBS can have a show about a Cambridgeshire vicar solving murders, why not this.)

Gardner Earl Chapel
By the way: The Oakwood Cemetery's Gardner Earl Chapel -- "Troy's castle on the hill" -- will be open for tours every Tuesday in August at 1 pm and 2 pm. Tickets are $8.


Tonight at 7pm is the FREE summer concert on the lawn in front of the Earl Chapel, with the Colonie Town Band. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful Oakwood Cemetery. A full list of tours is at: https://www.oakwoodcemetery.org/2018_tour_brochure.pdf

The Friends of Oakwood will be selling strawberry shortcake, popcorn, and bottled water at tonight's concert. Children and the young-at-heart will have an opportunity to conduct the band's final march.
Please remember the only entrance/exit for this event is the Oakwood Avenue gate. See you there!
Google maps: 186 Oakwood Avenue Troy.

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