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History Through Headstones tour

  • Albany Regional Museum 136 Lyon Street South Albany, OR, 97321 United States (map)

Learn about the history of Albany through the historic headstones at the Waverly Jewish  and Houston Cemeteries.  Tour is from 7 pm-dusk at Waverly Jewish Cemetery and Houston Cemetery, both on Old Salem Road across from Waverly Lake.

The AVA trolley will board passengers at the ARM parking lot twice (times TBD) and museum docent Bill Maddy will talk about the history of east Albany's Hackleman District as the trolley wends its way through neighborhoods and along Old Salem Road.

At the Waverly Jewish Cemetery, docents will talk about the lives of Pauline Kline, the Brenner Family, and Albany physician Dr. Carl Yaillen. In addition, guests can also learn about ongoing cemetery preservation work.

On the Houston Cemetery side, docents will talk about the Anderson Cox donation land claim as well as several members of the Houston Family, all farmers who donated land for the cemeteries, as well as land for Houston School and the Albany Airport

Tour may travel over uneven terrain, be prepared for warm summer weather, and changing weather conditions.