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Restoring More than Stones

November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come hear members of Richmond’s Friends of East End Cemetery discuss their efforts to protect and preserve one of Richmond’s prominent and historical African American cemeteries. Like Old City Cemetery, East End Cemetery fell into a state of neglect, and stones were covered by underbrush or completely buried until this organization began restoring East End in 2013. The speakers will discuss the history of the cemetery, its decline, their restoration efforts, their method of research and outreach, and challenges that come with cemetery preservation. Through their efforts, the Friends of East End have not only restored tombstones but also an important part of Richmond’s black community and history.

*All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.


Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

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Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

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