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Morning at the Asylum by the Lake in Willard NY

  This post is part of a series. To see all the buildings, I visited on the Willard Tour click the links below. Morning at the Asylum by the Lake (You are here!) Grandview Hadley Hall The Morgue Elliot Hall Brookside The Bleak House The Cemetery   Saturday morning my mother and I took the rare …

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Waterloo NY Birthplace of Memorial Day

We all know Memorial Day is day of honoring fallen soldiers, although some might be surprised to learn of the local origins of this celebrated federal holiday. Originally called Decoration Day, the earliest celebrations of today’s Memorial Day began during the aftermath of the Civil War to honor both the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil …

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May 17th 2014 Willard Tour Update

  @cpclemens tweeted me this updated article from Finger Lakes Daily News with a few more details of the Upcoming Willard Tour. I have listed a few of the highlights below, but check out the full article, there is a little background on Elliot Hall, one of the buildings visited during the tour. The three-hour tours of the former …

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