Archives for September 2015

SOC Mentioned In The Palm Beach Happening

SOC wants to extend our thanks to the Palm Beach Happening for mentioning Save Our Cemeteries in their most recent ‪#‎TravelTuesday‬ post!

“Located on the opposite end of the French Quarter lies… one of the most famous cemeteries in the city; St. Louis No. 1. In this expansive graveyard, you will find the graves of some of the cities first inhabitants, as well as some of the newest. Highlights of the tour include the final resting place of Marie Laveau, the so-called Voodoo Queen, as well as the future home of Nicolas Cage… if you want to help preserve a part of it’s history, check out Save Our Cemeteries. This group is dedicated to the upkeep of the graveyards of the Crescent City…”

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Tombs by Twilight Tour Starts Next Weekend (9/26)!

Exclusive: “Tombs by Twilight” TourWill you be joining us next Saturday, September 26th for our first “Tombs by Twilight” tour? With the beautiful fall weather, it’s a wonderful time to visit, and we’re very excited to offer our first tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. “Tombs by Twilight” tours, offered exclusively through Save Our Cemeteries, will depart from Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (located in the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel), & return to the bar after the cemetery tour for complimentary drinks and appetizers. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older.

Upcoming Tour Dates & Times:
• September 26, 2015, 6:00 pm.
• October 24, 2015, 5:30 pm.
• November 28, 2015, 4:00 pm.
• December 26, 2015, 4:00 pm.

Founded in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located just steps outside of the French Quarter at the corner of St. Louis & Basin Streets. It is the burial ground of some of the most illustrious citizens of New Orleans, including Etienne de Bore, pioneer in sugar development; Daniel Clark, financial supporter of the American Revolution; Paul Morphy, world famous chess champion; and other local and national figures.

Notable structures include the wall vaults, the supposed final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, and the magnificent tombs of the French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish pleasure & aid society groups.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest existing cemetery in New Orleans. It is a maze of wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs that artistically showcase the unique burial customs & traditions of New Orleans.

Save Our Cemeteries is the only non-profit in New Orleans that offers cemetery tours. Proceeds from your tour ticket price will go directly towards our mission of cemetery restoration, education and advocacy.

More Info and Tour Bookings:

Download: Tombs By Twilight Tour Flyer (PDF)

SOC Mentioned In My Rouses Everyday Magazine!

Rouses Market Sept-Oct 2015 My Rouses Everyday Magazine

SOC made the September/October 2015 issue of Rouses Supermarket’s My Rouses Everyday Magazine! Check out page 51!

“Save Our Cemeteries” (Rouses Supermarket – My Rouses Everyday Magazine article, September/October 2015 issue – [.pdf])

“Save Our Cemeteries” (Rouses Supermarket – My Rouses Everyday Magazine article, September/October 2015 issue [Pg. 51] – Online)

Rouses Supermarkets are a chain of grocery markets based in the U.S. states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi with more than 5,000 employees. The company had its start as the City Produce Company, founded in Thibodaux, Louisiana by J. P. Rouse in 1923, which bought produce from local farmers in the Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, as well as the French Market in New Orleans, and shipped them around the United States. – Source: Wikipedia (

Help us get a GreatNonprofits 2015 Top-Rated Award!

If you love our work and our cemetery tours then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our New Orleans community. GreatNonprofits – a review site like TripAdvisor – is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2015 Top-Rated Awards. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Thank you…

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Thank You! 2015 Soirée Is A Success!

Save Our Cemeteries would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s Soirée de la Société Internationale. Thank you to those who attended, donated your time and talent, and supported this event to make it a success! It was a wonderful evening at the Audubon Tea Room, with a fantastic silent auction.

Thank you to our partners, NACE New Orleans, and to the chairpersons in particular for your dedication and commitment. Most importantly thanks to all of our supporters who made September 9th’s fundraiser possible. The event and silent auction was a remarkable success! We hope y’all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

2015 Soirée de la Société Internationale 2015 Soirée de la Société Internationale, silent auction table