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Ghost Walk


In October, the Chemung County Historical Society hosts the annual Ghost Walk. Visitors get to meet historic residents of Woodlawn Cemetery portrayed by the actors of Elmira Little Theatre. Scripts are written by the staff of the Chemung County Historical Society.


Click on the links below to read the stories told by each year’s ghosts.


2020 Ghost Walk - Isaac Rood Taylor, Louise Terry, Alice Shaw, Governor Lucius Robinson


2019 Ghost Walk - Frances Squire Potter, Charles Owen (aka Chief Ross), Frank Bundy, Mary Stroman


2018 Ghost Walk - Rufus Stanley, David and Lucy Billings, Jennie Eustace, Lewis Gilmore


2017 Ghost Walk - William Brownlow, Mary Potter, Leah Sittenfield, WWI Soldiers - Private Ansel McKinney, Private Boyd C. Reese, Lieutenant Harry Robinson, Private Clifford Elliott, Private Russell Parmenter


2016 Ghost Walk - Matthias Arnot, Dr. Zippie Brooks Wales, John R. Rawlings, Those in the Free Ground, John Arnot, Jr.


2015 Ghost Walk - Esther Wilkin, Jacob Greener, Truckson LaFrance, Clarissa Thurston


2014 Ghost Walk - Henry Clum, George Waters, Phebe Foster, William and Josephine Welsh


2013 Ghost Walk - Jennie Crocker Fassett, Colonel John Hendy, Francis Hall, Mabel Flood


2012 Ghost Walk - Joseph UpdeGraff, Mary Marvin, Sarah Jones, Simeon Benjamin


2011 Ghost Walk - Ester Baker Steele, Molly Beers, Alexander Diven, William T. Post


2010 Ghost Walk - Dr. Rachel Gleason, Henry Washington, Mary Ann Cord, Susan Crane, Theodore Crane, Thomas K. Beecher


2009 Ghost Walk - Dr. Edwin Eldridge, Harriet Maxwell Converse, Roy Rutan, The Owens


2008 Ghost Walk - John Jones, Ernie Davis Jr., Matthew Carpenter


2007 Ghost Walk - Katie Leary, Seymour Lowman, Frank McGovern


Do you want to explore Woodlawn Cemetery on your own? Click here to download a Scavenger Hunt designed for students that highlights some of sites.