Our efforts have been rewarded with wide support from the Chemung Valley community, which has enabled the following: 

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Ongoing Events

Audio Tour

Please check out local Eagle Scout Timothy Updegraph's audio-guided walking and driving tours for Woodlawn Cemetery!


October Ghost Walk

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Friends of Woodlawn, in collaboration with Chemung County Historical Society and Elmira Little Theater, host the annual Ghost Walk. Visitors are treated to ghostly visits of historic residents of Woodlawn Cemetery portrayed by the actors of Elmira Little Theatre. Scripts are written by the staff of the Chemung County Historical Society. Check out some of our residents.

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Previous Events

March 2017

Close to Clemens

A series of monologues, interspersed with Stephen Foster
music, about the family and friends of Mark Twain.

Women of Woodlawn


May 2012


Unveiling of granite sign at entrance to Woodlawn.






April 2010

100th Anniversary of death of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain): Re-enactment of his funeral procession and interment


October 2008

150th Anniversary of Woodlawn Cemetery: Re-enactment of John Hendy funeral procession and interment as 1st burial at Woodlawn;  Elmira Little Theater actors portrayed "ghosts" living at Woodlawn.


June 2008

Re-dedication of the Fireman's Statue (in conjunction with Elmira Fire Department)