The Hudson Area Library presents the fifth anniversary tour of Cedar Park Cemetery, Tales from
Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour on Sunday, October 23.
Kelley Drahushuk’s talk at the library, Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts, was so
popular that this tour was created and it has become an annual event. Kelley once again acts as tour
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.
Kelley Drahushuk is a long-time resident of Hudson, NY with family history in the city dating
back to the 1800s. She, along with her husband Alan, own The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, now
in its 17 th year of operation on Hudson’s Warren Street in the former CH Evans Hook & Ladder
building. She has served on the board of the Hudson Area Library and continues as a member of
the History Room Committee. She earned a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in
Industrial Engineering. Two adorable children, a very chill cat, and two bossy guinea pigs keep
her quite busy.
Donations are appreciated but not required and they will support the archiving of the library’s
History Room collection based on the history of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.
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. Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at 12pm.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 12 – 1:30pm
Rain Date: Sunday, October 30 / 12pm
LOCATION: Cedar Park Cemetery
Cemetery Office Parking Lot
20 Columbia Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534
REGISTRATION: Required and limited to 45 participants
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: The Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd,
Hudson, NY 12534