Please join us Saturday, July 1st – Monday, July 3rd for a series of events at the cemetery to commemorate the 160th anniversary of Gettysburg and the members of the 124th NY Volunteers who served there. Also, for the first time, we are commemorating the service of ALL of our 87 veterans of the Civil War. Join us for special programming in the cemetery and out!
Read more here about how you can help us celebrate our republic’s veterans.
Starting April 23 – May 13 (see schedule)
Cemetery Headstone Cleaning Days
All hands on deck! You are invited to join Washingtonville Cemetery Committee member Jill Moore for a professional hands-on headstone cleaning series in preparation for the July Civil War Commemoration at the cemetery. Over the course of several weekends and a few weekdays, there are 46-48 Civil War headstones that need to be cleaned before July 1. Come learn and practice proper cleaning techniques using approved, safe products to use on headstones as endorsed by the Association for Gravestone Studies.
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As there is no water out there, please bring a few jugs of water with you if possible (tap is fine). I will have all other supplies. Bring a towel, garden kneeler, or something to sit on if you don’t want to sit on the ground. Warning: you will get wet and dirty most likely. Please check the Facebook page for updates for inclement weather updates before heading to the cemetery.
ALL TIMES: Noon – 5 pm (ish)
DATES: Sun, April 23 / Sat, April 29 /
Fri, May 5 (canceled due to scheduling conflict) / Sat, May 6 / Fri, May 12 / Sat, May 13
Sat., July 1 – Mon., July 3
Civil War Commemoration at the Cemetery!
Event schedule & details forthcoming but please mark your calendars to attend a 3-day event at the cemetery to commemorate all of our 87 Civil War veterans with a series of special themed events including, but not limited to: headstone cleanings, VA headstone installations, flag pole dedication ceremony in honor of Linda Standish, guided tours, biographical pamphlet, self-guided walking tour download… all culminating in an extremely special (still secret!) overnight event(s). STAY TUNED!
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