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Several cemetery tours offered in Buffalo in July

There will be several cemetery tours in Buffalo during the month of July.

The tour organization Explore Buffalo will be offering several cemetery tours in July.

Concordia Cemetery –  July 6, 17 and 27

Concordia Cemetery was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Western New York. The cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of Buffalonians over two centuries. After being abandoned in 2001, the cemetery is now maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. This walking tour of Concordia Cemetery will share the history of the cemetery and the stories of some of the incredible individuals and families buried there.

United German and French Cemetery – July, 15, 20, and 21

This walking tour of the United German & French Cemetery explores the final resting places of some of the earliest residents of Buffalo, who grew industries, built civic institutions, and shaped the city. You will be introduced to manufacturers, inventors, brewers, craftsmen, heroes, sportsmen, a brothel owner, and a sandwich maker – all of whom called Buffalo their home.

Holy Cross Cemetery – July 30

Inextricably bound to the history of Buffalo is the story of the Irish immigrants and their descendants who helped transform the city from a tiny village to a booming metropolis in the span of a century. Some were scoundrels, some were heroes, but all contributed their brains and brawn to the growth of Buffalo. Hear their stories and see the beautiful carved monuments that mark their final resting places.

The cost for each tour is :  General Admission: $18 and Children and Students: $8. To register, go to: https://explorebuffalo.org/calendar/ and select the appropriate date.

Forest Lawn Cemetery

Forest Lawn Cemetery offers several walking and trolley tours in July. These are two of the more unique tours.

Women of the Pan Am – July 20

In partnership with No Illusions Tours, this walking tour celebrates the women who helped shape Buffalo’s World’s Fair. Hear stories of their efforts to create equal representation and diverse perspectives at the Fair, and delve into the art and advertising they created to promote the Pan Am itself. You’ll also learn some of Forest Lawn’s direct connections to the Fair.

To register, go to: https://www.noillusionstoursbuffalo.com/tour-descriptions

Art and Architecture Walking Tour – July 27

Learn the interesting stories behind many of the mausoleums, monuments, statues and sculptures that grace the cemetery’s beautiful and historic grounds.

To register, go to: https://forest-lawn.com/event/art-architecture-of-forest-lawn-walking-tour-5/

 

 

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