Thank You Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Restoration Volunteers!

Photo ©  Judi Bottoni New Orleans Cemeteries 2008
Photo © Judi Bottoni

We would like to extend our thanks to our hardworking volunteers for their assistance at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 this past Sunday, September 25th. We appreciate your service, and your dedication in helping to remove invasive species and vegetative growth!

The second phase of our clean-up in Squares 3 and 4 of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 will be on Monday, October 24th, 2016 from 9:00am until 12:00pm. No special skills are needed to join us, but plan to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for potentially messy, outside work. We will supply gloves, hand tools and other cleaning materials and supplies.

If you are interested in volunteering for this clean-up, please email your contact information to stephanie@saveourcemeteries.org.

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Upcoming Cemetery Clean-Ups: Call for Volunteers

Photo BY Judi Bottoni ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008

Photo © Judy Bottoni

Come join Save Our Cemeteries on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 and Monday October 2, 2016, and help make a difference in the community! We will be conducting clean-ups in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on both dates from 9:00am until 12:00pm, with the goal of making significant strides clipping ferns and invasive vegetation, and removing trash from the cemetery – but we can’t do it without help.

No special skills are needed to join us, but plan to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for potentially messy, outside work. We will supply gloves, hand tools and other cleaning materials and supplies.

If you are interested in volunteering for this clean-up, please email your contact information to stephanie@saveourcemeteries.org.

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2015 Cemetery Holiday Schedule

Vaults In Old St. Louis Cemetery, postcard

Save Our Cemeteries:

Save Our Cemeteries offices will be closed November 26th through 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. No tours will be conducted on Thanksgiving day, November 26, 2015.

There will be no 1 pm tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, due to early closure of the cemetery.

Save Our Cemeteries offices will be closed December 24th through 27th in observance of the Christmas holiday. No tours will be conducted on Christmas day, December 25, 2015.

Save Our Cemeteries offices will be closed December 31st through January 3, 2016 in observance of the New Years holiday. No tours will be conducted on New Years Day, January 1, 2016.

New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries:

St. Louis Cemetery #1 will be closed Thanksgiving day (November 26th) and Christmas day (December 25th). All other New Orleans Catholic cemeteries will be open.

St. Louis Cemetery #1 will close at 1:00 pm on Christmas Eve (December 24th).

A special “In Memory” Christmas tree will be in St. Patrick Cemetery #3 during December. The Christmas tree will be located near the St. Patrick statue by the front gate on City Park Avenue. Everyone is welcomed to place a special ornament on the tree in Memory of a loved one (weather proof ornaments). Ornaments will be available in the St. Patrick Cemetery office – 143 City Park Avenue.

For more information:
www.NolaCatholicCemeteries.org

New Orleans City Cemeteries:

All New Orleans city cemeteries will be closed Thanksgiving day (November 26th) and Christmas day (December 25th).

For more information:
504-658-3781

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“Tombs by Twilight” Tour Featured In Clarion Herald

Save Our Cemeteries “Tombs by Twilight” tour is featured in an October 29, 2015 article by the Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese Of New Orleans.

Excerpt:
“’Tombs by Twilight’ is held the fourth Saturday of the month with the next tours set for Nov. 28 and Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. Advance reservation through Save Our Cemeteries is required. The tour is open to those 21 and older and includes a 75- to 90-minute tour, a tour pamphlet, hors d’oeuvres and a drink at the nearby Chateau LeMoyne Hotel’s Richard Fiske Martini Bar. The tour begins and ends at the hotel, where guides meet those with reservations. The Archdiocese of New Orleans receives no compensation from this tour.

“We tried to make it more elegant,” Walker said about the tour with an after party held at the hotel. “It’s been great. Some people hang out and talk for an hour after the tour.”

Walker, whose Save Our Cemeteries office overlooks the cemetery, said St. Louis No. 1 “is beautiful at night. And, with their dusk tour the only one in the cemetery, those who take it “feel more special. People are calling to see if there are cancellations.”

You can read the whole article here.

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All Saints Day 2015 SOC Activities

Vaults of old St Louis Cemetery No. 1, All Saints DayVaults of old St Louis Cemetery No. 1, All Saints Day postcard, date unknown (public domain)

 

Have you made your plans for All Saints Day on November 1?

Here are the activities that we have planned for All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1st:

Information tables will be staffed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 from from 10 am to 1 pm. We will also be selling Save Our Cemeteries merchandise with all proceeds going directly to our preservation and restoration efforts in New Orleans’ historic cemeteries.

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