Clarksville Historical Society invites you to a free program on Albany Rural Cemetery

To the Editor:
One of the first rural cemeteries established in the United States, historic Albany Rural Cemetery was founded in 1841, at a time when the United States contained just 26 states. Today, Albany Rural comprises 467 acres and contains more than 130,000 interments.

In a PowerPoint presentation, speaker Mark Bodnar will give a brief history of Albany Rural, then take you on a pictorial virtual tour of many of the historically prominent people who are buried there, with surnames such as Schuyler, TenBroeck, Gansevoort, Van Rennsselaer, the Cornings, and the cemetery’s most famous permanent resident, President Chester A. Arthur, among many others.

Mark Bodnar is president of the Albany Rural Cemetery Board of Trustees and past president of the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie. He has given countless  presentations to organizations for many years.

The program is open to the public and is held at the Clarksville Community Church at 1997 Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville, starting at 7 p.m. on June 7.

Marilyn Miles

Program Chair


Historical Society

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