2020 LIVING HISTORY TOUR
"Your script closely adhered to the historical facts and timeline, and proved to be very entertaining. It brought to life the prominent characters of an amazing period of growth and prosperity in Kingston, and will provide a basis for discussion of the main players of that time. The Friends of Historic Kingston is appreciative for your considerable effort and success in "Bringing Kingston's History Alive!"
- Peter Roberts, President Friends of Historic Kingston
"What a fun event! I was sad when it was over. I wanted to hear more stories of the people who once walked the same Kingston streets that we do! GO SEE THIS ! It is definitely family friendly. It's not a "spooky" tour. It's historical."
-MARY TARCZA, Kingston, NY
The Old Dutch Church in Kingston, New York
6th Annual Living History Cemetery Tour
This year we present seven new characters. Spirits making appearances in October 2020 will represent six different time periods between 1659 and 1910.
Calvert Vaux: An architect and sensitive soul who helped design Central Park and such Hudson Valley estates as Fredrick Church's Olana and Matthew Vassar's Springside.
Emily Crane Chadbourne: An art collector who donated "truck loads" of art to the Art Institute of Chicago, spent two decades in London and Paris, and eventually settled in Stone Ridge. During her time in London and Paris, Chadbourne befriended such figures as Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse.
Jenny: A woman who was enslaved by the Hasbrouck family during the American Revolution. Come let Jenny regale you with how she toiled and eventually escaped to freedom.
Rachel Hasbrouck: The daughter of Jonathan Hasbrouck who brought family's valuables to her father's childhood home outside of New Paltz during the American Revolution. Although she ultimately made it to safety, she ran into some trouble along the way.
Elsie and Sadie Reher: The daughters of Jewish immigrants who worked in their parents' bakery on the Rondout in Kingston. Come and hear their story of the power of hard work and of a part of Kingston that once was.
Father Devine: An African American spiritual leader who fed and housed thousands of people on Long Island and in Kingston. His houses were called "heavens". Devine believed that positive thinking was a powerful tool with which people could change their lives.
LIVE PUBLIC TOURS:
October 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 7 pm
Available beginning October 26th on this website and www.theatreontheroad.com year-round
TICKETS: $10 per person
Due to New York State COVID-19 guidelines each live tour will be limited to a total of 60 people. Tour groups will be broken into sub-groups of 10 and social distancing and the use of masks will be required.
This year's LIVE tours will be limited to 60 people.
Social distancing and masks will be enforced.
In the event live tours are cancelled due to a surge in COVID-19 virtual tours will be available beginning October 3rd.
You do not need a PayPal account, just a credit card.
NOTE: Using this link you will be able to pick your tour date and number of tickets using a credit card. We will receive an email confirmation and we will add you to the tour calendar.
If you have any questions or need assistance call 845-475-7973 or email email@example.com.