Archives for October 2011

All Saints Day, November 1

Here are the activities that we have planned for All Saints Day on Tuesday:

  • Security will be provided in Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 from 9am-12pm.
  • Information tables will be staffed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 from 9am-12pm.
  • There will be a special tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 at 10:00am. Tickets are $15 for SOC members and $18 for non-members, and reservations are required. To attend the tour, please RSVP to 504-525-3377.
  • Volunteers will be cleaning, priming & painting historic ironwork throughout St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 from 10am-12noon. To participate, email or call 504-525-3377.

What are your plans?

Special Tour of the Canal Street Cemeteries

There are a few spots still available on the special tour of the Canal Street cemeteries.

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 10:00am, we’ll be weaving our way through Odd Fellows Rest, Cypress Grove, St. Patrick No. 2, and the Katrina Memorial. You’ll also learn about Greenwood Cemetery, where the Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Society are in the process of stabilizing the leaning Firemen’s Monument.

Tickets are $15 for SOC members, and $18 for non-members. Reservations are required, so please contact 504-525-3377 to reserve your spot.

Lecture on North & South Louisiana Cemeteries

A Study in Necrogeography: North & South Louisiana Cemeteries
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00pm
Covington Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library
310 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University instructor (and friend of Save Our Cemeteries) Gerald McNeill will discuss the similarities and differences of north and south Louisiana cemeteries during this 2-hour lecture.

He’ll use the study of necrogeography, or “the geography of the dead,” which includes cultural and historic geographical studies of burial practices. The subject includes the settlement of Louisiana, the religious differences and the material cultural elements left on the cemetery landscape, and care of the cemetery landscape by the living.

The lecture is free, however registration is recommended. Please call 985-893-6280 to RSVP.