As Jane White, OCC Founder and Director Emeritus said, “We have a Cemetery story to tell.”
We tell the story of Blind Billy, a musician born a slave but in 1850 freed by the citizens of Lynchburg. We tell the story of Frank Trigg, one of our nation’s first African American college presidents. We tell the story of Carl Cato who inspired early volunteers to rejuvenate and cherish our rose garden. These stories bring the cemetery to life and inspire future generations.
Your financial support will allow us to enhance our historical and horticultural resources and programs. Please join our efforts and make a contribution by December 31st. Thank you!