Greenvale Cemetery Tour – Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m.
Beautiful Greenvale Rural Cemetery sits beside the canal in the village of Fairport, New York. On Saturday, May 7th, I’ll be conducting a tour of Greenvale to introduce residents to a few of the nearly forty Civil War soldiers buried here. After the war, many of these veterans became leading members of Fairport society and of G.A.R. Post 211.
The tour begins at the Gazebo in Kennelley Park at 1:00 p.m. where a member of the Fairport Museum will lead the way to Greenvale Cemetery. Once the group arrives, I’ll get the tour underway beginning with the grave of Samuel Larwood of the 33rd New York Infantry. We will weave our way through the cemetery and hear tales of cavalry troopers, infantry soldiers and a drummer boy before ending the tour at young Shadrick Benson’s final resting place.
This Illuminated History Greenvale Cemetery tour is held in conjunction with the Fairport Merchants Association and the Fairport Museum. We hope you can join us!