Posts Tagged ‘Evergreen’

Day of Service & Celebration: Genealogy Workshop

Sign up to volunteer on HandsOn Greater Richmond   Following a morning of volunteer service, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will offer a free workshop on interpreting symbols and objects as part of genealogy research. Activities will include a drum performance, introduction to AAHGS, a reading, and presentation of symbols. There will then be…

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Celebration and Conservation at Historic Evergreen Cemetery: MLK Day 2019

Thank you to the over 300 volunteers who served at Historic Evergreen Cemetery yesterday in honor of Dr. King. Volunteer service is, and continues to be, invaluable to the process of restoring this sacred site. Special thanks to large volunteer groups who came out: VCU Honors College Students, Christchurch School, The Sigma Delta Zeta Chapter of…

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Enrichmond Initiates Partnership with National Park Service

Enrichmond is now one of a very small class of approved partners of the National Park Service. The partnership will focus on interpretative programming at Historic Evergreen Cemetery and bringing its residents’ stories to light. This partnership signifies our joint principals of preservation, commitment to historic public spaces, and passion in celebrating our shared history. Enrichmond…

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AmeriCorps NCCC Names Enrichmond Regional “Sponsor of the Year”

The Enrichmond Foundation has been named the AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region Sponsor of the Year for Class XXIV. This award is given to a NCCC Sponsoring Organization for going above and beyond to engage AmeriCorps NCCC members in enriching service opportunities and learning experiences. Enrichmond hosted a total of three service teams at Historic Evergreen…

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Volunteers Lead the Way at Evergreen Cemetery

Throughout April, volunteers have taken on the burgeoning spring plants at Historic Evergreen Cemetery. We’ve hosted volunteers every Saturday and still more are needed as the growing season begins in earnest. Thank you to everyone who joins us at the cemetery – your efforts are vital to restoring a historic Richmond treasure. A big thanks…

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Tour Historic Evergreen Cemetery with The Valentine

From Kathy Whittington, tour guide: Join The Valentine and Enrichmond on Saturday, April 28 from 10am-12pm for a special tour of Historic Evergreen Cemetery. Learn the life stories and achievements of these individuals as we walk the newly opened sections of Evergreen Cemetery.  Be a part of the discovery and restoration of this historic landscape and memorial park.…

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Stories of Evergreen: Connection

By Ted Maris-Wolf, Evergreen Cemetery Caretaker Yesterday, AmeriCorps NCCC members took a moment to reflect upon Elizabeth McIntyre’s headstone, which they had just uncovered at Historic Evergreen Cemetery. Elizabeth McIntyre was born in Jamaica just several weeks after the British Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 took effect, theoretically freeing the island’s enslaved children under the…

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Evergreen Engagement Workshop: Results and Survey Now Available

Residents give their input at the Evergreen Cemetery Community Uses Station

On November 4th, 2017, Enrichmond and its partners at Evergreen Cemetery hosted the first community input session to inform a master plan for Evergreen’s restoration. A summary of the workshop’s results and a survey adapted from the workshop sessions are now available. Both of these resources will remain available on the Evergreen Cemetery homepage. Workshop results:…

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AmeriCorps Team Delta 4 Making Progress at Evergreen

Our second round of AmeriCorps NCCC departs next week and they have done amazing work restoring part of Evergreen Cemetery near the Historic Ridge Loop. Throughout their stay, they have made some interesting and informative discoveries. They uncovered a bench, a bird bath, a metal vase, and a bucket – all over 50 years old! Items…

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