Union and West End Cemetery

The Union and West End Cemetery is located in center city Allentown. The main entrance is on 10th Street at 10th and Chew Streets. The cemetery is mantained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Ten board members (also volunteers) serve the cemetery association and manage the finances, make application for grants, solicit donations and participate in the maintenance of the cemetery.

Saturday, September 30, 2006


Civil War Voices

This is an event that you don't want to miss. Tours begin at 6 P.M. and leave from the main gate (10th Street between Chew and Liberty) of the Union and West End Cemetery every 15 minutes.

You will hear voices from beyond the grave, as Civil War letters from the Society's collection come to life during your walk through the cemetery.

There will be Union Soldiers bivouacked just inside the main gate. The tour will visit the graves of Winfield Steckel, Thomas Yeager, The Heckers, John Ritter, Walter Fetzer, William Sowden and Charles Issermoyer.

If you have never taken a tour during one of the Historical Societies annual events in the Union and West End Cemetery, then you are in for a treat. If you have taken the tour in the past, then you know it is an event worth the time and the money, and every year it is different. So don't miss out! Plan on being there and enjoying the experience of an evening in a historical cemetery listening to the Civil War Voices. The price is right, come out and enjoy!

Sponsored by the Lehigh County Historical Society, the County of Lehigh and the Union and West End Cemetery Association.

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