Talk and guided walking tour by Christina Orban-La Salle ’90 through the historic grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Christina Orban-La Salle '90, marketing director for the historic site, will give a private 60 minute talk followed by a walking tour of the cemetery. The cemetery was founded back in 1849 and is on the National Register for Historic Places. Our talk will convene in the cemetery’s historic Washington Irving Memorial Chapel, which seats 50. The chapel is known for its beautiful stained-glass windows that depict scenes from Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We will learn about some of the most famous (and infamous!) men and women buried in the cemetery, which is filled with beautiful art, architecture and fascinating symbolism. After the talk, a guided walking tour of the cemetery will include stops at some of the most famous residents like Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller, as well as some of the most lovely architecture on the grounds. The meeting point will be at our main gate: 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. The Washington Irving Memorial Chapel is right there. There is plenty of parking inside the gate and someone will be there to direct you where to park as you enter. For the presentation, there is no fee, but as the cemetery is a non-profit organization, donations are always much appreciated. For the walking tour, a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. All proceeds go directly to the cemetery's Historic Fund, which preserves and restores the beautiful monuments and memorials at the cemetery.
Please RSVP to Linda Ury Greenberg.