Historic Vale Cemetery

Historic · Non-sectarian · Serene

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Cemetery Services

Despite more than 33,000 burials over more than a hundred years, Vale Cemetery continues to provide a full range of affordable cremation and burial services to this day.

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Historic Vale Cemetery

The cemetery was more than a burial ground or place of mourning. Visitors would spend the day there, enjoying the natural surroundings, lakes, and finding relief in the hottest months.

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Support Vale

Vale survives financially with your help and welcomes donations of time, money, materials and equipment. Hundreds of people both as individuals and through their affiliation with various Schenectady area organizations have helped Vale Cemetery survive.

Historic Preservation isn’t just about buildings, and preservation success stories don’t happen overnight. They also don’t happen in silos. The Vale Cemetery Association’s efforts to revive and restore the African American Ancestral Burying Ground were successful because of countless volunteer hours, lots of research, community input, and grassroots support.

-- Preserve New York State

News From Vale

Dec 28, 2020

Winter 2020 Newsletter Available

The Winter 2020 "Voice of Vale" newsletter is available for download or viewing (5M PDF). Find out how Vale is helping ...
Dec 28, 2020

Vale, Covid-19 and New York City

Shortly after the Pandemic began in March, Vale Superintendent Clark Adams received a phone call from an area funeral director ...
Dec 27, 2020

Vale Recieves 2020 ACE Award

Vale Cemetery is proud to announce its selection as the 2020 Cemetery of Excellence by the American Cemetery & Cremation ...
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Upcoming Events

Sep 04, 2022

Schenectady and World War I

James Strosberg, M.D. physician and historian tells of the doughboys, airmen, Sanitary Trains, the Argonne and the Armistice of the ...

Help Vale

Vale Cemetery survives financially only with the assistance of others.

Please consider helping Vale preserve this valuable and unique resource with your donation of time, money andmaterials or by participating in one of our annual fundraisers.

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Vale Cemetery Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(13) non-profit and tax-deductible organization.
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