150th Anniversary Celebration of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
One hundred and fifty years ago on May 19, 1867, Right Rev. Bishop Conroy of Albany stood on a wide platform high upon a hill, clad in Episcopal robes, mitre on head and crozier in hand, pronouncing words which converted 50 acres of land into consecrated ground named St. Agnes Cemetery. Over the next 150 years, thousands of families have buried their beloved dead in her consecrated grounds. Since its founding as a rural, park-like cemetery, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery expanded to nearly 115 acres of rolling hills and winding roads.
A late summer cocktail party will be held in celebration of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s 150thAnniversary on Sunday, September 17th from 2 – 5 PM. Location details will be provided in the invitation. The celebration will feature fine foods, select wines and beer, a string trio and historic cemetery trolley tours. It will also be the premier of our beautiful book, These Sacred Grounds: 150 Years of St. Agnes Cemetery and book signing. The celebration will begin at 2 PM with a blessing by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger.
Proceeds from the event directly benefit the cemetery and help ensure these sacred grounds remain well kept and safe for future generations. We hope to share this celebration with you! Please contact us if you would like to receive an invitation to the Celebration.