Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Westmoreland Sanctuary, Bedford, New York

As a result of a request for photos from the Zarr Burial Ground, Bedford, New York, a little additional information about the location of the Zarr Burial Ground follows.

The address for the Westmoreland Sanctuary is:

260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Bedford Corners, New York 10507

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 41.18376, Longitude: -73.68530

This sign can be seen on Chestnut Ridge Road.

The burial ground in down one of the trails, a short distance from the Museum and Nature Center, as seen below.

One might think that this looks like a Church, rather then a Museum and Nature Center. From their website, we find that it was, in fact, a Church:

A reconstructed 200 year-old building serves as a museum and nature center.  This former Presbyterian Church in Bedford Village was dismantled and rebuilt at the Chestnut Ridge Rd. entrance in 1973.  The central room is used as an auditorium for public, school and scout programs and its periphery and second story balcony contains exhibits of flora and fauna of Westchester County.

Nearby is an outdoor lecture area, a center for maple sugaring, old cemetery, wildlife garden and composting demonstration area.

Specific information on the Zarr Burial Ground will be posted on this blog.

© 2010, copyright H R Worthington

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