Local Walking Tour Includes Stop at FPCN

Created: Friday, October 18, 2019

The Elmhurst History & Cemeteries Preservation Society is organizing a walking tour of historic sites in Elmhurst from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Sat. Oct. 26.

This walking tour will focus on the Queens Blvd. section of Elmhurst but does some interesting twists and turns. Come see the only Newtown Pippin Apple trees left in the community of its birthplace, visit a hidden cemetery, see some modernist buildings, and much more.Continue to discover Elmhurst’s beginnings as a Dutch and English settlement called Middleburgh, its ties to the American Revolution, its transformation into the town of Newtown, then Elmhurst, and see the multi-cultural community it is today. The tour will be led by lifelong Elmhurst resident James McMenamin. The tour will cover a range of historic sites, fun facts, pop culture, local culture and some of the organization’s preservation initiatives in the community.

The tour begins at the Newtown Playground on Grand Ave. and 92 St. The cost of the tour is $20. Tickets are being sold online by Eventbrite at https://www.facebook.com/events/688548118287023/