Events

RUSSELL SAGE, The Money King

Thursday, August 8th, 7pm, $15 pp Join us on Thursday August 8th at 7pm at the Earl Chapel for a lecture on Russell Sage, the Money King. Please note this is a change in date from our brochure listing. Call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp Michael Barrett will present the intriguing details of …

Wild Women of Oakwood – North of the Ponds

Saturday August 10th @ 9am, $15pp New! WILD WOMEN of OAKWOOD – North of the Ponds, rescheduled date.  Join us on Saturday August 10th at 9am, $15pp. These women were a force to contend with — suffragists, philanthropists and more. Rens. Co. and Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan will lead us to the gravesites of some women who …

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Haunted Mind

Tuesday July 2nd, 7pm, $15 pp The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery welcome back literary historian Rob Velella, who dramatically brings to life 19th C. author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Dressed as Hawthorne and taking on his persona, Velella will read some of the reclusive writer’s shorter works and then answer questions. Through his performances and lectures, Rob strives to …

Brewers Of Oakwood: Digging Into Troy’s Brewing Past

Thursday, June 13th, 7pm, $25pp On Thursday June 13th the Friends of Oakwood and Rare Form Brewery will present an illustrated talk by local beer historian Gerry Lorentz at the Earl Chapel. The event will include drinks by Rare Form and the release of a special beer, the Dead Brewers’ Collaboration, created in honor of …

Memorial Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 25th, 9 am. FREE event. Join the Friends of Oakwood and the Veterans of Lansingburgh on Saturday, May 25th as we remember all our veterans. The ceremony begins promptly at 9am with the ringing of the Meneely Bell near the Earl Chapel. Nikki Osterhout will sing the National Anthem and Father Desmond Francis …

Annual Spring Bird Walk May 18th, 8am

Saturday May 18, 8 am, $15.00 pp         We’ll stroll to a variety of habitats and look for migrating birds as well as all sorts of wildlife! Oakwood is home to more than 70 species of birds. Bring binoculars. A few loaner binoculars will be available. Beginners welcome. Registration preferred. 518-328-0090 Pay on arrival. A reduced-rate …

THE TRIAL OF BAT SHEA performance at Oakwood Cemetery. Both performances (March 29th & 30th) are sold out!

In 1894 Robert Ross was shot and killed as he tried to prevent ballot box stuffing in a local election. Bartholomew “Bat” Shea was wrongfully accused, convicted and executed for the murder. Some say Shea was a scapegoat, targeted by politically ambitious Frank Black who went on to become governor of New York. On March …

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