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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

Jul 18, 2024

The Goats Are Back

We've always been proud of our commitment to Green Burials and are one of the few cemeteries in the region ...
May 11, 2024

Vale Preservation Committee is Formed

The death and retirement, respectively, of Bernie and Barbara McEvoy necessitates a rebirth of Vale Cemetery Preservation, Inc. Vale Cemetery ...
May 03, 2024

Spring 2024 Newsletter Available

The Spring 2024 "Voice of Vale" newsletter is available for download or viewing (2M PDF). Find out how Vale is ...
Jan 15, 2024

A Tribute To Dr. Bernard McEvoy

On December 31st, 2023, Vale Cemetery and the greater community at large lost a beloved friend, Dr. Bernard “Bernie” McEvoy ...
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Upcoming Events

Aug 04, 2024

Giants of Industry

Chris Hunter, Curator at the Museum of Innovation and Science, will lead a tour of Vale Cemetery featuring the lives ...

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)(3) non-profit and tax-deductible organization.
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