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Exploring Eternity


Albany Rural Cemetery,
Cemetery Avenue
Albany, NY 12204

42.705465 -73.724402

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 28, 2019, 2:00PM, Rain Date October 5, 2:00p
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    Event Type Historic Site Tour Description Public demonstration of the Albany Rural Cemetery Explorer, a cell-phone-based technology, using Geographic Information Science (GIS). The program enables visitors to walk from grave to grave, linking sites to portraits, biographies and burial records of the deceased and currently covers 90 individuals, family plots, and monuments. The app has been developed by faculty and students of the University at Albany’s Geography and Planning Department, with financial support from the Bender Family Foundation. Some of those highlighted include: Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States; Kate Stoneman, the first female lawyer in New York State; Captain Samuel Schuyler, black pioneer, and shipping company owner; Stephen Van Rensselaer III, founder of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Alden March, founder of Albany Medical Center; Erastus Dow Palmer, world-renowned sculptor; Erastus Corning II, Mayor of Albany; James Burden, owner of Burden Iron Works and allowed the first women's union; and Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler, one of the "Schuyler Sisters," highlighted in the Broadway Musical Hamilton In the event of rain, an alternative date is the following Saturday, October 5, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Sponsoring Organization University at Albany Department of Geography and Planning | Albany Rural Cemetery

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    Additional Equipment Required: smartphone

    Event Duration (hours): 2
    Not suitable for children under age 1.

    Family Friendly
    Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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