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  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York Historic Graveyard Tours

    All New Tours for 2014!

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York Historic Graveyard Tours

    Hear stories from some of our graveyard's more illustrious "residents".

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York Historic Graveyard Tours

    Tour guides lead visitors by lantern light!

Come Join Us This Fall !

ACTORS! Auditions Being Held for Graveyard Tours: Auditions have been set for roles in this year's Graveyard Tours. A closed audition - for parishioners only - is Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 PM at the Chapel. The OPEN CALL is Tuesday, July 15, also at 7:00 and also at the Chapel. There are seven dates for tours: October 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25, and 31. The goal is to have two actors for every role. If you would like to act, please contact director Andrew Burgreen at jabjen@juno.com. St. James' Chapel is located at 10 East Market Street (across from the Hyde Park Post Office).

 

ALL NEW HISTORICAL CHARACTERS FOR 2014 --- Six new characters will entertain and enlighten you: one of St. James' early priests, who found his true calling in later missionary work; a noted psychologist of the early 20th century who was interested in what drove criminal behavior; one of St. James' early organists who, with her priest-professor husband, emigrated to the wilds of Wisconsin; a "clubman" (a rich man who hangs out at his club) who married the daughter of Hetty Green, the "Witch of Wall Street"; the 13-yr. old granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who shares her love of life, sports and her grandmother; and a wealthy couple who have a dispute with the land-hungry railroad. Come hear all of their stories!


Photo: Dana Gavin, Hudson Valley News
After last year’s overwhelming response, we have added additional tours by reservation only.


Photo: Bryan Henry
Groups are small so you’ll see every costume detail and hear every word of this special tour!


Photo: Bryan Henry
“I learned more history in an hour than I did at school all semester!” - tour attendee