Monday, August 29, 2016

Join Me for a Guided Walking Tour on Sept. 8

 The Hudson Heritage Association has asked me to serve as their first presenter for their fall programming series. I will conduct a guided walking tour of Markillie Cemetery, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8. The tour will begin at the chapel in Markillie Cemetery.

Located on Route 91 north of downtown Hudson, Markillie is one of five cemeteries owned by the city of Hudson. It was established as a cemetery in 1855 by John Markillie, who immigrated to Hudson from England. Upon his death in 1869, the cemetery was bequeathed to the Village of Hudson. It has been expanded several since its beginning and now is the city’s largest cemetery. It is adjacent to St. Mary’s Cemetery and is the final resting place for many of Hudson’s most notable residents.

I will begin with a history of the restored chapel on the cemetery's grounds, followed by talking about the Markillie family and others whose graves will be seen during the walking tour. I will lead this tour through the oldest section of the grounds. Refreshments will be served in the chapel on the cemetery following the tour. For additional information visit the Hudson Heritage Association.