The Enrichmond Foundation’s mission is to serve the people, parks, and public spaces of the City of Richmond. They also act as an umbrella non-profit organization for volunteer groups and Friends’ groups. For example, The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery is a partner organization of the Enrichmond Foundation
Along with the $400,000 funds set aside by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to
create a conservation easement that would maintain the property as a public
cemetery, The Enrichmond Foundation purchased Evergreen Cemetery this summer
with the hopes of restoring the grounds to their past glory. I cannot wait to see all the volunteer efforts come to fruition.
Here is your chance to voice your thoughts. The
Enrichmond Foundation has created The Evergreen Cemetery Community Survey to solicit
public feedback. It is for anyone who would like to give general feedback
regarding the cemetery. Even if you have not yet visited Evergreen Cemetery,
you are encouraged to give feedback based on your experiences at other
cemeteries. The survey is short and requires no more than ten minutes of your
time to answer.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Saturday mornings frequently include a cup of coffee and me sitting in front of the computer to catch up on reading blog posts, especially on raining mornings like this one.
The Official Tourism Travel Blog of the Commonwealth of Virginia shared a post on Facebook this morning that was originally published last year, “Discovering Virginia’s Lesser Known Outdoor Destinations.”
Virginia is chock-full of famous outdoor venues like the Appalachian Trail, Great Falls of the Potomac and the James River. Yet other natural locales are lesser visited, and lesser known. Virginia’s outdoor splendor can also be found in these unheralded places that you can discover and enjoy.
Need some help planning?
If you would like to join the River City Cemetarians, here’s our Fall Schedule:
Saturday, September 9th at 9:30AM- Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Saturday, September 23 at 1PM (Winchester, VA)- Mt. Hebron Cemetery Walking Tour
Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 PM- Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery Inaugural Book Fair
Saturday, September 30 at 11:00 AM (Williamsburg, VA)- Bruton Parish Churchyard & Jones Family Cemetery
Saturday, October 21at 4:30 PM- Dinner & Fancy Me Mad Graveyard Tour
Saturday, November 11 at 9 AM (Lynchburg, VA)- The Gravegarden/ Old City Cemetery
Shockoe Hill Cemetery posted their upcoming events:
Free Sunday Cemetery Tours-- September 18th; October 2nd and 16th at 2PM
Their Shockoe Hill Cemetery Book Fair is Sunday, September 24th, from 1-5 pm at the Byrd Park Round House.
They also have scheduled their clean-up and cradle grave gardening workshop for Saturday, October 7th, from 9 am - 3 pm.
Hollywood Cemetery also has several walking tours scheduled through October. You can check out their schedule here.