Living History at Maple Grove Cemetery
Kew Gardens, NY
June 17, 2017
We were deceived most cruelly by the weatherman for our second visit to Maple Grove Cemetery in Queens. The 'Passing Showers' that began one hour into our program were in reality a dense rain that drove away the hitherto large crowd and drove us under the fly or into the Victorian home on the premises where we were fed very well by our host, Carl Ballenas. We adapted and still a few hardy tourists came to visit. However, up until the rain started, in just one hour we were intensely busy and collected $65.00 for battlefield preservation. Imagine what donations might have accrued in fairer weather! Maybe on the third visit...
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