The “Friends of the Poughkeepsie Rural
Cemetery, Inc.” has a very simple mission.
Our purpose is to provide information to the public regarding the
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, to promote the appreciation of the cemetery’s
cultural, historic and natural resources, to enlighten visitors to the cemetery
and to assist the Board of Trustees as requested to maintain the cemetery
Although we are a separate
organization with our own Board and tax exempt status, we maintain a strong
relationship with the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Board of Trustees, the office
staff and the grounds keeping and maintenance staff.
We would not be able to function without their expertise, their guidance
and their assistance and for that we are grateful.
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery maintains a wonderful and informative web site
and we encourage you to visit it and to read the sections titled “Our
History” and “A Walking Tour”.
will be impressed.