Walk through Yates County history

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
On board Charles Whitfield's yacht. Whitfield is one of the characters to meet during the Walk Through History Oct. 1.

Don’t miss out on the beloved annual event, “A Walk Through Yates County History” at Lakeview Cemetery, Elm Street, Penn Yan at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Attendees will meet Alfred Williams, Jr., who was killed in action in France in World War I; Stafford Cleveland, Editor of the Yates County Chronicle for 36 years; Harry Morse, steamboat captain and theater owner; Helen Ayers, who died a mysterious death; Charles Whitfield, a carriage works business owner and yachtsman; and the sisters-in-law, Adelia and Mabel Larzelere.

Hear their stories as you enjoy the beautiful grounds of the cemetery, which is listed on the National Historic Register.

The actors are volunteers known as the Dearly Departed Players. They interpret local history for the Yates County History Center, the Penn Yan Public Library, and other history groups around the county.

This event is sponsored by Yates County History Center and the Penn Yan Public Library. Attendees are urged to park in the parking lot across from the Elm Street gate. There will be signs. To arrange for golf cart assistance courtesy of the Friends of Penn Yan Public Library, please contact YCHC. Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family. Pay at the gate or at PYPL and YCHC, in advance. The rain date is Oct. 2. Listen to WFLR for announcements or call YCHC for recorded message.