October 2019 NewsFlash

Cemetery Theatre Program Brings Inhabitants “To Life”

MILFORD, PA – Cemeteries can tell stories of people and communities and a theatrical program at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, on Saturday, October 19, will do just that.

Registration and payment is now open for the 11 am and 2 pm programs. Call the Grey Towers Heritage Association at 570-296-9625 or register on-line at The fee is $10 per person.

The Laurel Hill Cemetery, located on Old Owego Turnpike at Grey Towers, holds the history of some of Milford’s earliest inhabitants. As one of the town’s first graveyards, Laurel Hill is the final resting place for nearly 200 residents who helped shape the community in the early 1800s.

There was the Colonel who was a farmer and also was elected to Congress. And the hotel keeper who was responsible for opening up Broad Street by clearing the brush. Mystery surrounds the deaths of five young children from one family, all of whom died within a week of each other.

Actors from the American Readers Theatre will “bring to life” some of the inhabitants with dramatic historical readings. Experts also will be on hand to discuss restoration and research efforts and opportunities for volunteer involvement.

Registration and payment is required and the program will be held rain or shine. Participants should meet in the Visitor Pavilion of the Grey Towers Visitor Parking Lot. Wear comfortable shoes as there is walking on uneven terrain.

For information contact the Grey Towers Heritage Association at

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