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Grave Recording at Historic Evergreen Cemetery

Oct 12th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Grave Recording at Historic Evergreen Cemetery

Sign up for each volunteer opportunity via HandsOn Greater Richmond.

Please join us for grave recording. As a grave recorder, you will help to end the cycle of neglect at Evergreen by learning about the intricacies of preserving the African American legacies at Historic Evergreen Cemetery. The grave recording team will work on tens of thousands of graves, measuring them, recording epitaphs, taking pictures, recording locations, and much more. Under instructions from the Department of Historic Resources, you will inventory the grave markers in preparation for future restoration at Evergreen. 
 
All tools will be provided. Wear closed-toe, waterproof shoes and long pants. We will be getting dirty because we often uncover lost gravestones.
 
If you have questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Kelly.
 
Parking Information:

After turning onto Evergreen Road (also labeled Bulheller Rd.) at the large white sign, please continue driving past East End Cemetery on your right until you drive through two white pillars labeled “Evergreen Cemetery”. Look for the yellow directional signs.

You can then park in two guest parking lots within the cemetery, or along the paved loop as you enter to the right.


Historic Evergreen Cemetery:

Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 10,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

Due to the delicate nature of the headstones, use of heavy equipment is very limited and clean up by hand is necessary to preserve this part of our region’s history. Your volunteer time is crucial to the success of this project as we reclaim and maintain the cemetery.

Event Details

When:

Oct 12th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 18th, 2020

One event on November 5th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 17th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 14th, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 17th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on October 24th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 7th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 14th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 5th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 12th, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 9th, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16th, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 23rd, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 30th, 2020 at 9:00 am

Venue

Evergreen Cemetery
50 Evergreen Rd
Richmond, 23223 United States
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Website:
https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/

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Date:
Oct 12th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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https://www.handsonrva.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000IQvjzUAD