Save $3 Off Your Cemetery Tour In August!

Save $3 Off Your Cemetery Tour In August

Save $3 per ticket when you book your SOC tour online during the month of August*! Just enter Promo Code: SOCAUG16 at check out.

*Rules And Restrictions: Only valid for tickets purchased online through Save Our Cemeteries website www.SaveOurCemeteries.org. Not valid for phone bookings and walk-ups. Code applies for each ticket sold when a booking is made during the month of August (1st-31st) 2016 only. Promo codes are non-transferable. Code applies to tours of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 & 2 Combo Tour, and Tombs by Twilight tours. Other restrictions may apply.

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Call For Volunteers: Clean-Up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Photo BY Judi Bottoni  ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008Photograph by Judi Bottoni

 

Event Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 9 AM – 12 PM
Event Location: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Due to the heavy rainfall the week of March 12th, we have rescheduled the second phase of our clean-up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to April 2nd, 2016 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. If you are interested in participating, please forward your contact information (full name, preferred email address) to soc@saveourcemeteries.org.

Earlier this month, on March 5th, Save Our Cemeteries partnered with the Tulane TIDES program to volunteer in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The project was overseen by Michelle Duhon, of the Restoration Committee, who described the event as a great success: “We broke up into 3 groups: the largest number of kids went through the cemetery cutting weeds and picking up trash. We put a few students on the roof of the wall vaults, cleaning up leaves and debris. I paired 3 students with one of my workers, and had them put a coat of limewash on the Fireman’s Tomb. They were very excited to get to mix and apply limewash!”

We look forward to continuing work in a different area of the cemetery with our volunteers in April, and hope you will consider joining us!

PRESS RELEASE: Save Our Cemeteries Calls For Volunteers For Cemetery Clean-up (March 17, 2016 – PDF)

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For Immediate Release: Save Our Cemeteries To Clean-up Lafayette Cemetery #1

***Update: This event was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SAVE OUR CEMETERIES TO CLEAN-UP LAFAYETTE CEMETERY #1

Cemetery Preservation Organization Teams With The Industrial Asset Management Council To Beautify Historic Uptown Cemetery

NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 9, 2016 – Save Our Cemeteries announced today that it will be partnering with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) to perform a clean-up of New Orleans’ historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The IMAC will be providing 50 volunteers to help Save Our Cemeteries complete a general clean-up of the cemetery grounds, including the removal of vegetation from tombs, which SOC started last weekend. SOC started the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 clean-up project on March 5th, with help from Bayou Preservation LLC and students from the Tulane University TIDES Program.

“We looking forward to completing our clean-up of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 this weekend” states Amanda Walker, Executive Director at Save Our Cemeteries. Ms. Walker continues, “And we would like to thank the IAMC, Bayou Preservation LLC and the Tulane University TIDES Program for their help with our efforts to keep Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 beautiful.”

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is located at 1416-1498 Washington Ave in New Orleans, LA, in the heart of the Garden District, between Washington, Sixth, Prytania, and Coliseum streets. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest of the seven municipal, city-operated cemeteries in New Orleans.

About The IAMC
The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) is a collegial member-focused organization devoted to world-class education, leadership development, and relationship building for industrial real estate professionals. The IAMC is the leading industrial real estate organization committed to implementing the best strategies for success in corporate operations through innovation and excellence. For more information on the IAMC, visit their website at www.iamc.org.

About Save Our Cemeteries
Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in New Orleans, LA. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Amanda Walker, Executive Director
Save Our Cemeteries
1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130-5896
Phone: (504) 525-3377
Email: Director@SaveOurCemeteries.org
Website: www.SaveOurCemeteries.org

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Save Our Cemeteries To Clean-up Lafayette Cemetery #1 (March 9, 2016 – PDF)

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Thank You Volunteers Who Participated In Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Cleanup!

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

 

We’d like to extend our thanks to Bayou Preservation LLC and students from the Tulane University TIDES Program for volunteering on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 in our cleanup of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1! We love seeing the community come together to help make a positive impact.

If you’ve ever wanted to get involved as a volunteer, consider joining our mailing list to receive information on upcoming opportunities, events and updates from the organization.

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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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