Our Blog

Please join historian and guide Laurel Auchampaugh for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village.

In 1852 the hilltop was dedicated for its current function; it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there, including the man first buried here, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H. Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Elsewhere in the cemetery, pay your respects to abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, to members of the Osborne, Willard, and Case families, and to many others who contributed to America’s story. Take a tour of the gothic stone Bradley Chapel, and learn the story of a 50 foot tall obelisk inscribed, “Who Mourns for Logan?” In the event of rain, the talk will take place inside the Bradley Chapel.

Tickets for the tour are $10 for adults, $5 for students. These may be purchased at the time of the tour, or in advance at the Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn during office business hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-4pm. Call 315-252-0339 for more information. This tour is sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee. Proceeds benefit the Fort Hill Cemetery and the Willard Chapel.

Date(s): 09/07/2014
Location: Fort Hill Cemetery
19 Fort St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Students
Telephone: 315-252-0339
Email: willardchapeladmin@willardchapel.org
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 4:46 pm by Nakeia Endres
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY,History & Arts,Specials,Tours
Tags: ,,,,

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 4 The 2010 Tiffany Summer Concert Series at Noon and Art
Market 11 AM – 2 PM Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. With well known local
Organists Joan Haff and Mark Pedersen performing. This concert will be played on the
Chapel’s historic Steere & Turner organ. This concert is free and open to the public.
Donations accepted (315) 252-0339

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:10 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles
Tags: ,,,,

 
 
 
 

Feb. 4, 2010
6pm Annual Amateur Chef’s
Night Dinner at Springside Inn
Music by Louie Nocilly & Jazzitude from 6-7pm
Silent Auction & Live Auction with Rob Pickard
Wine Tasting – Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars

For information on any of the above events contact Willard Memorial Chapel office at (315)252-0339


Springside Inn, Rt. 38 south, (West Lake Rd.) Auburn. Co-sponsored
by the Community Preservation Committee at Willard Memorial
Chapel. The evening will feature hors d’ oeuvres, dinner, desserts,
wine tasting, music, auction & cash bar. Tickets: $40.00/person.

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 @ 5:04 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles
Tags: ,