2016 Easter Weekend Schedule

2016 Easter Weekend Schedule

The archdiocese will close St. Louis Cemetery #1 early on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Save Our Cemeteries’ last tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 will be at 11:30 am due to the early closure of the cemetery by the archdiocese. There will be NO 1 pm tour.

There will be NO cemetery tours on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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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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SOC Tour Makes The Huffington Post’s 5 Best Guided Cemetery Tours In America!

 St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 - Credit: Wally Gobetz / Flickr
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 – Credit: Wally Gobetz / Flickr

 

Save Our Cemeteries tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 makes The Huffington Post’s “5 Best Guided Cemetery Tours in America.” Our St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour came in at #3! Thanks y’all!

Read the whole article here:
“5 Best Guided Cemetery Tours in America” (The Huffington Post) Article originally dated 11/2/15.

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SOC’s Office Has Moved!

As of February 1st, 2016, Save Our Cemeteries have moved their office to a new uptown location in the Garden District. Our office is no longer located at Basin Street Station, 501 Basin Street, New Orleans. Please bear with us while we make this transition to the new location. We will try to return phone calls and emails on a timely basis.

Thanks Y’all! And we can’t wait to serve you from our new location!

Sincerely,
The SOC Staff

Our new address is:
1539 Jackson Avenue
Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130-5896

Phone numbers will remain:
Phone: (504) 525-3377
Fax: (504) 525-6677

Email Inquiries: soc@saveourcemeteries.org

Press Release:
For Immediate Release – Save Our Cemeteries Gets Reinterred Uptown (February 2, 2016 – PDF)

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