"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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (winter is here), to... (more)

Approval to convert two prominent downtown buildings, a warm response to increased density, and more exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Weekend Destination: Connecticut

Connecticut is the third smallest state in the country -- but still has plenty of things to see and do during a quick weekend trip.... (more)

A look at the 2019 Tanglewood schedule

Though winter just started, it's not too early to be thinking a little bit about summer. To that end, the 2019 Tanglewood schedule is out.... (more)

Morning Blend

It snowed About five inches in Albany as of Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. There's another few inches of snow on the... (more)

Recent Comments

Very nice redesigns. I hope that area becomes more of a neighborhood rather than what it currently is - still an expressway that happens to have hotels and apartments along it. I'd love to see wide sidewalks and protected bike lanes from Crossgates all the way to Manning.

A few pics from AOA10

...has 8 comments, most recently from Brian Fogarty

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 20 comments, most recently from Walter Clark

Here are some of the options for remaking upper Washington Ave in Albany

...has 4 comments, most recently from Zed F

Line crossing

...has 2 comments, most recently from Zed F.

Morning Blend for Nov 15

...has 1 comment, most recently from Herbert