Cemetery tour added to Fredonia History Days

Todd Langworthy is shown here with Alonzo Cushing’s Medal of Honor at the Fredonia Opera House a few years ago.

Fredonia History Days Chairman Todd Langworthy has announced a special event to conclude this year’s Fredonia History Days Festival, which is taking place at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds.

Langworthy will be doing a Candlelight Walking Tour of Pioneer Cemetery on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. The cemetery is located on Main Street in Fredonia.

Langworthy will be conducting the tour as “Alonzo Cushing.” This is the only tour of the Pioneer Cemetery Langworthy will be doing this year.

The tour will be visiting many graves to share stories of the past and perspectives from “Alonzo’s” point of view. If you are interested in local history, as well as the Civil War, this tour is sure to be both informative and entertaining. Proceeds go to the Fredonia History Days Festival. Tickets are only available online.

The link for tickets is here: https://festivalsfredoniany.org/…/candlelight-walking…/

Other events scheduled for this weekend include:

¯ The annual Classic Car and Bike show is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Buffalo based rockabilly band V-Syx will provide music. There is no admission fee for the show, but a 50-50 raffle will take place during the event. Cars and bikes for the show will enter through Gate 2 that evening.

≤ Fredonia’s Michael Gerholdt performs from Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, with his repertoire of early acoustic blues to folk-rock-pop and originals.

≤ Later Saturday, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., will be the only area appearance for 2021 of Nashville recording artist and Dunkirk native Sean Patrick McGraw. He will be performing all of his popular hits, as well as some carefully chosen cover songs, in his one man acoustic show.

¯ Finally, from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, F.O.M.R Band from Buffalo will be playing two sets of the classic rock hits that make them a popular act at many Western New York music venues.


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