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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