Once each in the fall and spring the Society hosts outings to historic places. This November, members and friends are invited to join us on our FALL OUTING.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery
Sunday, November 1, 2020 2PM
The Society will conduct a tour of the cemetery of one of the oldest and most prominent Episcopal churches in the area, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church of Elkins Park. St. Paul’s was organized in 1860 largely through the efforts of the great Civil War financier Jay Cooke and a building was completed the following year.
The cemetery was established in 1878 and contains the graves of many persons who feature prominently in the history of this region. Notable burials include Cooke, railroad president Theodore Voorhees, financier Caleb Fox, Civil War general Ario Pardee, manufacturer and developer of Oak Lane T. Henry Asbury, broker Charles D. Barney, Ogontz School for Girls principal Abby Sutherland and hat manufacturer Henry Roelofs.
We will gather along Ashbourne Road and then tour the cemetery. Meet along Ashbourne Road in front of Jay Cooke Hall and behind the church
In order for everyone to be safe, we will ask that you abide by prevailing guidance on face masks and social distancing.
Seasonal light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion.
The cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.
Come along and bring your friends!
Please register for this trip by downloading the form and mail it to the Historical Society by Monday, October 26, 2020.