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…Find out more »
Come learn about Old City Cemetery’s rich African American history and hear the stories of educators, businessmen, musicians, and many more who fought for civil rights and equality. *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.Find out more »
OCC is excited to hold a Holiday Open House where there will be deals on many items in the Gift Shop as well as book signings of our Florilegium of Roses (by Tica Sydnor & Linda Murphy), a new biography of Dr. John Jay Terrell (by Dr. Charles Driskall), and the Lynchburg favorite Goodnight Lynchburg (by Richard Loving). This will be a great time to meet the authors and do some holiday shopping.Find out more »
Come hear Everett Godwin bring Christmas through the ages to life on the piano in the Cemetery’s Bicentennial Chapel. He will perform Christmas songs from the Colonial and Victorian eras, the mid-1900s, and modern-day. Enjoy many Christmas classics and maybe sing along to one or two.Find out more »
All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.
Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.
SEASONS IN THE CEMETERY
Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May
Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August
Peak of Fall Foliage: Last two weeks of October
Peak of Bird Population: First week of June
Peak of Butterfly Population: August