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Date:
September 22, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Details:
10 - 11 a.m.
Location:
Bethlehem Rural Cemetery (Elmwood Cemetery)
Address:
922 US Route 9W
Selkirk, NY 12158
Cost:
FREE but must pre-register
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Elmwood Cemetery Walking Tour with tour guide Susan Leath, Bethlehem Town Historian, Saturday 9/22

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Also known as Bethlehem Rural Cemetery, was established in 1860 on land transferred from the First Reformed Church. Noted families include Becker, Lasher, Myers, Selkirk and Schoonmaker. One family story sure to be highlighted is that of Garrett Niver who lost his life at the Battle of Little Big Horn. We will meet in the main driveway.

Cemetery Walking Tours with tour guide Susan Leath, Bethlehem Town Historian

Come explore two cemeteries. Learn fascinating family stories and their connection to Bethlehem history while walking in these quiet, green spaces. Wear your walking shoes, will be held rain or shine unless severe. See weather information below.

Elmwood Cemetery (Route 9W, Selkirk)
Saturday, September 22 10:00-11:00am
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Also known as Bethlehem Rural Cemetery, was established in 1860 on land transferred from the First Reformed Church. Noted families include Becker, Lasher, Myers, Selkirk and Schoonmaker. One family story sure to be highlighted is that of Garrett Niver who lost his life at the Battle of Little Big Horn. We will meet in the main driveway.

Bethlehem Cemetery (286 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar)
Saturday, October 6 10:00-11:00am
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Established in 1865, yet the folks buried here, like Revolutionary War veteran Christian Bender and his wife Elizabeth Cramer, touch history back to the 1700’s. Nathaniel and Rhogenia Adams, early residents of the Delaware Turnpike, are also here. Many other family stories will be explored including Blanchard, Haswell, Slingerland and Van Allen. We will meet near the garage, use Kenwood Avenue entrance.