Archives for September 2015

Save Our Cemeteries Receives Mention On MSN Travel

10 Historical Graveyard Tours Across America - MSN article. Iamge by Andy Richter/GettyPhotograph by Andy Richter/Getty

 

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Save Our Cemeteries received a mention in MSN’s online Travel section ranking the Top 10 Historical Graveyard Tours Across America. Take a look!

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Tombs By Twilight Tour Is A Success!

Tombs by Twilight tour - info and bookingsPhotograph by Stephanie Ryan/SOC

 

Our first “Tombs by Twilight” tour on Saturday, September 26th, was a great success! We had a wonderful turn out for the event, a near sell-out (only 1 ticket unsold). Thank you to everyone who joined us, we can’t wait for our next dusk tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on October 24, 2015. Please join us!

Tour info and bookings:
www.saveourcemeteries.org/exclusive-tombs-by-twilight-tour/

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SOC Featured In National Geographic Magazine!

Vandals, Grave Robbers, and Fire Ants Haunt a City's Famous Cemeteries - Photograph by Philip Gould, Corbis Photograph by Philip Gould, Corbis

 

Save Our Cemeteries is honored to be featured in this article from National Geographic! Nat Geo chats with SOC’s President, Adam Stevenson, about our “Open Tombs” project and recent repair efforts at Valence Street Cemetery.

Excerpts:
“New Orleans’ iconic above-ground cemeteries… are one of the many reasons tourists flock to the city. But the… upkeep of the tombs falls to their owners, the majority of whom have died themselves—or otherwise disappeared—over the years.That leaves it to independent groups… to fix the crumbling landmarks. Today, they’re doing urgent work.”

Read the whole article here:
news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150923-saving-new-orleans-cemeteries-grave-robbers/

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WVUE FOX 8 Morning Edition Interviews SOC About Tombs By Twilight Tour

In case you missed it, here is the segment from yesterday’s broadcast of WVUE FOX 8 News Live Morning Edition (New Orleans) – thanks for having us! Watch the interview with Save Our Cemeteries Executive Director Amanda Walker and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans Communications Director Sarah Comiskey McDonald, discussing the new “Tombs by Twilight” tours!

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Direct Link: http://www.fox8live.com/clip/11869911/tombs-by-twilight-tour

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SOC Featured On FOX 8 Morning Edition September 24th

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Tune in to Fox 8 Live Morning Edition (New Orleans), tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 24th 2015 at 8:40am to watch a live interview with Save Our Cemeteries Executive Director, Amanda Walker, as she discusses SOC’s exclusive “Tombs by Twilight” tours with a representative from the New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemetery Office!

Click here to watch online: Fox 8 Live Morning Edition.

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