October 1, 2022

Laurel Hill Cemetery Walk Cancelled

Chester Historian Rob Miceli (shown) and Cheri Ferrari Habersang will lead a walk through Chester's historical Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. The walk, which is sponsored by Chester Historical Society, is free, and refreshments will be served. (Skip Hubbard photo)

The Laurel Hill Cemetery Walk scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled.

It’s a hidden gem! Laurel Hill Cemetery overlooks the Pattaconk Brook and is a beautiful resting place for many of Chester’s past generations, yet many residents have never ventured in.

Do you know when the cemetery was started and how?  Do you know who is there and their importance to Chester’s history?

Chester Historian Rob Miceli and Chester native Cheri Ferrari Habersang, both of whom are longtime members of the Chester Historical Society Board of Trustees, will lead a walk through Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.  They will talk about the history of the cemetery, and how and when it got started.  They plan to discuss different stones and what the symbols mean on many of them.

There is no admission for this family event, which does involve a short walk with inclines to reach the top of the cemetery.

To participate in the cemetery walk, just meet Rob and Cheri at the cemetery entrance on Main Street (opposite the Chester Gallery). Festive refreshments and treats will be served.