The Trustees of Woodlawn Cemetery welcomes you to this hidden jewel in Canandaigua, New York. We hope you will take time to explore the many facets of Woodlawn Cemetery. We welcome your questions and comments and would be pleased by a visit at any time.
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Woodlawn Cemetery provides respectful interment services to individuals and families in a unique setting of beauty and calm, and provides education relative to its historic heritage.
Woodlawn Cemetery serves the community as an eternal resting place; commemorating the lives of those interred; conserving, restoring and sustaining the physical attributes, horticultural aspects, buildings and infrastructure of the cemetery; and optimizes the cemetery's potential as a cultural resource through education, preservation and promotion of Woodlawn Cemetery's unique heritage.
It has been a long road but, finally, the historic chapel at Woodlawn will receive a breathe of fresh air. On December 9, 2016 NYS Governor Cuomo announced that the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council would receive 80.5 million dollars for 97 projects and one of those projects is to support the restoration efforts of the chapel at Woodlawn.
The chapel was built by the generous donation of philanthropist Mary Clark Thompson in 1909. The chapel was fully functional for five decades until it fell into a state of disrepair due to a variety of circumstances.
In the most recent years and with the deterioration so great, the beautiful chapel was literally on the edge of no return. After much research and careful consideration of all interested, the Board of Trustees committed resources and funding to the restoration efforts of this historical iconic building. After community awareness events held over the last few years saw 100% of the net proceeds go to improvements/repairs made to the chapel helped to realize the importance of this structure to the communty.
CANANDAIGUA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION AWARDED GRANT TO HELP RESTORE HISTORIC CHAPEL
There is still a long ways to go. Please consider supporting the restoration efforts by making a multi-year pledge contribution!
LOCAL DAR CHAPTER
WITH A FLAG
Members of the Canandaigua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented Woodlawn with a new flag on Flag Day. The flag will be used on the main flag pole at the entrance of the cemetery.
CANANDAIGUA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
ENJOY HISTORY TOUR
For Canandaigua Middle School 8th graders who couldn’t make the annual trip to Washington DC (most of them due to various sports or family commitments here in Canandaigua) participated in a field trip to Woodlawn Cemetery, discovering the gravesites and stories of some of many important historical figures of our hometown with Woodlawn staff.
Pictured left is a photo montage of their visit.
MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Below are some pictures from this year's Memorial Day ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Chapter Regent, Glena Larson (right), presenting flag to Woodlawn office manager Sandy Stone (left).
Members of the Canandaigua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.