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.

Monday, September 25, 2006


Echoes of the 1860's

The Union and West End Cemetery Association
Echoes of the 1860's

On Sunday, September 24, 2006, the Union and West End Cemetery Association presented an outdoor concert by the Allentown Band. The program cover is shown below:

The program was held in the cemetery as scheduled and there was an excellent turnout for the event. Although rain threatened to cancel the concert, ultimately, we were blessed with bright blue skies and sunshine. A large crowd was present to enjoy the music and the quite serenity of the cemetery.

The Union and West End Cemetery Association gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following for making the concert possible:

The City of Allentown, Bureau of Parks
Mayor Ed Pawlowski, City of Allentown
Francis Dougherty, City of Allentown
County of Lehigh, Bureau of Solid Waste & Recycling
Lehigh County Historical Society
Jennifer Mann, Pennsylvania State Representative - 132nd Legislative District

and a very special thank you to:
Jordan-Martin Lodge No 673, F & A. M.

Also, we extend our thanks to Tom Ruch, who portrayed Major Amos Ettinger, Allentown Band Conductor 1851-1860, for a job well done.

The Union and West End Cemetery Association would also like to thank Director Ron Demkee and the Allentown Band Members for there wonderful program.

We have loads and loads of photographs of the event, both amateur and professional. Watch the blog in future days for photographs taken at the Allentown Band Concert. Also, to come, photos of the many unusual and unique headstones in the cemetery. Stay tuned!

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