Willard Memorial Chapel
Sunday October 1, 2017 @ 2:00pm-
(rain date Sunday October 8, 2017)
Fort Hill Cemetery Historical
Remembering the People
That Made Auburn “History’s Hometown”
Presented by Laurel
historian and guide Laurel Auchampaugh for a fascinating tour
of the beautiful Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown
Its hilltop location,
fortified many centuries ago by the mound building peoples of
North America, later was reputed to be the site of an
important Cayuga council seat and village. The cemetery
grounds were dedicated on July 7, 1852.
The Bradley Memorial Chapel
located on cemetery grounds was completed in 1893, a gift in
memory of Silas L. Bradley.
On the tour
you will learn about the lives of several prominent citizens
who are buried there.
The first man buried at
Fort Hill was Judge Elijah Miller.
He was the father-in-law of
William H. Seward (U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, NY
Governor), who is also buried there with his wife, daughter
You can pay your respects
to abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, to members of
the Osborne, Willard and Case families and to many others who
contributed to local and American history.
A 50-foot obelisk is
dedicated to the memory of Chief Logan, renowned Cayuga
sachem, statesman orator and warrior.
are $10 for adults, $5 for students, no charge for age 6 and
Tickets may be purchased at
the time of the tour or in advance at the Willard Chapel
office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during business hours,
Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Please call (315) 252-0339
for more information.
This tour is sponsored by
the Community Preservation Committee.
Proceeds will benefit the
Willard Memorial Chapel.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6:00pm –
Tickets may be purchsed online using the
PayPal Button Below!
Join us for Willard Chapel’s Corning
Glass Bus Tour
Where – Corning Museum of Glass and
Rockwell Museum in Corning NY
When – Monday October 16, 2017
Time – 9am – 6pm, departs at Willard
Cost - $60/person
We will depart from Willard Chapel,
17 Nelson St, Auburn on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 9:00am on
an Onondaga Coach bus.
stop will be at Corning Museum of Glass (www.CMOG.org) where
you can choose a self guided tour or have one of the docents
take you on a two hour group tour. While you are there don’t
first-ever exhibition focused solely on the stunning glass mosaics of
Louis Comfort Tiffany and be sure to leave time
for the 20 minute live glass demonstration!! The museum
features exciting exhibitions, hands on activities, live
demonstrations, on site eateries, a huge Museum store and FREE
SHUTTLE to Corning, New York’s historic downtown
From there you can have a bite to eat
on your own at the museum cafe or hop on the free shuttle and
head downtown to the historic Gaffer District
While in the
Gaffer District you can choose to shop in
dozens of locally-owned and national brand stores meant to
make your shopping experience unforgettable
or eat lunch at one of more
than 45 dining options that will satisfy even the most
Make sure to leave time to
visit the Rockwell
Museum (www.rockwellmuseum.org), admission is included with
the price of your ticket. The Rockwell Museum is the only
Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York. Experience the
story of America through fine art. Explore the beauty of the
American Landscape, the history inside Native American
artifacts, and the innovations of contemporary American
Take the shuttle back to the Corning
Museum by 4:30pm for departure and arrive back at the Willard
Chapel at 6:00pm
You can book your ticket online by
clicking on the PayPal button below or mail a check made out
to CPC for $60/person to Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St, Auburn,
NY 13021. For more info call 315-252-0339.
All events Sundays at 2pm, admission $10 per
person unless otherwise noted.
Children 12 and Under are Admitted Free.
Refreshments served during a brief Intermission.
Main parking lot off Nelson Street; fully accessible
entrance & additional parking off Seymour Street.
HYMNS that your grandma
like you never heard
played on the Willard
Kip Coerper, ChM.
Sunday, Oct 29 at 2PM
CAYUGA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
suggested donation - $10
Kip Coerper moved to Skaneateles in 2010. He
is Choirmaster at St. James' Episcopal Church,
where his wife, Becky, is Rector. In addition,
he is a founding Board member of the LPM
Program (Leadership Program for Musicians in
Small Churches) in Central New York.
Kip is also Music Director of the
MasterWorks Chorale of CNY – a 70 voice
In addition teaches piano and voice.
graduating from the College of Wooster in Ohio
with a Bachelor of Music degree (majoring in
organ and choral conducting), he spent 20
years as a high school choral music teacher
and served as Organist/Choirmaster in several
During those years he studied at
Westminster Choir College, the Hartt School of
Music, and Catholic University of America.
He has received the Service Playing and
Choirmaster Certificates from the American
Guild of Organists.
Kip has also been bass soloist for
major choral works.
He has studied choral conducting with
Joe Miller and James Jordan at Westminster
Along with musical
endeavors, Kip keeps busy volunteering for
Habitat for Humanity.
He has taken six trips to El Salvador
to work with Habitat, and he regularly
volunteers with Cayuga County Habitat, where
he is co-president and volunteer coordinator.
Donations for this program will support
Cayuga County Habitat For Humanity
Excelsior Cornet Band,
Tunes and Tales of the Civil War – Civil War Band Concert
When: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 2 pm
Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y.
Willard Chapel is proud to announce that The Excelsior Cornet
Band will perform on Sunday, October 22, 2017 as part of our
Tiffany Sunday Series. The Excelsior Cornet Band will present
“Tunes and Tales of the Civil War”, a concert of Civil War
music and stories about the events and personalities of the
war led by Jeff Stockham. The Excelsior Cornet Band performs
on original Civil War brass band instruments.
concert benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care
of the Willard Memorial Chapel. Admission is $10 per person at
the door. The Chapel is handicap accessible through its north
entrance off Seymour Street.
Tickets may be purchased
at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during our
regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call
Susan May’s Musical Tribute to Veterans, Nov 12th
(Special admission….Veterans and students $5, children
under 5 free)
When: Sunday December
Time: 2 pm
Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y. 13021
Willard Chapel is proud to present The MasterWorks Chorale to
perform on Sunday December 3rd, 2017. MasterWorks
Chorale chamber singers will offer a cappella choral music
from the Renaissance through the 20th century,
including Christmas Carols. The music director, Kip Coerper,
ChM. will also play the historic Willard Chapel organ. These
singers have the power to lift spirits and transform lives
through the communal expression of great music.
concert benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care
of the Willard Memorial
Chapel. Admission is $10 per person
at the door. The Chapel is handicap accessible through its
north entrance off Seymour Street.
may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn,
NY during our regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or
Tiffany Concert / Event
at Willard Memorial
17 Nelson St. Auburn, NY
Tuesday– Friday 10am to
4pm or Call 315-252-0339 (cash or check only)
(Air conditioned in summer