Kelley Drahushuk at the Cedar Park Cemetary

Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour

Program Description: Kelley Drahushuk leads her annual tour of Cedar Park Cemetery for the 5th year- join us for 2021’s Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour

Date/Time: Sunday, October 24, 12-1:30pm (RAIN DATE: Saturday, October 30, 12-1:30pm).

Registration: Email or call 518-828-1792 x106. Participation is limited to 18 participants and is on a first come-first serve basis. Mask wearing and social distancing at all times is required. Donations are appreciated but not required and they will support the archiving and accessibility of the library’s History Room collection of the history of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport. 



Kelley Drahushuk’s 2016 talk at the library, Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts, was so popular we began this tour and it has become an annual event. Kelley once again acts as our tour guide and has added new graves and new stories to the tour. 

Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at 12pm. As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. We may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways. 

Long-touted as “a virtual treasure trove for historians and enthusiasts of American funerary art”, the Hudson Cemetery includes over 10,000 grave sites for a wide range of interesting and notable individuals, including the Proprietors and their ancestors, war heroes, famous artists, paragons of industry, disaster survivors and much more. Learn about the history of the original cemetery, more recent history and discoveries as well as its current layout.  All attendees will receive a free map of Cedar Park with highlighted sites discussed in this presentation—do your own walking tour and make new discoveries!