On Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd, we will be conducting a tablet inventory project within Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Volunteers will relocate “orphan tablets” to the sexton’s cottage within the cemetery. In addition to physically moving these fragile tablets we are also looking for volunteers willing to photograph and inventory them on-site. If you are a local digital photographer and are able to bring your camera out to volunteer please get in touch with us.
Volunteers should be detail orientated and comfortable working with fragile stone. We would love to have your help!
Please contact Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to sign-up for this event.
We are pleased to announce that the restoration of the Karstendiek Tomb is well underway. Due to your support, Irish Channel Iron Works has been working with us in order to restore this very important example of cast iron tomb architecture. All of the major areas of rust have been treated and are in the final stages of being repaired. The areas of concern on the roof, where water was entering, is currently being addressed and a water-tight welded barrier is being built up in order to ensure against future water damage. Once all repairs are complete on the bodies of the four facades the decorative eternal flame cornice will be restored using infill of new casts made from the originals.
Support Save Our Cemeteries on GiveNOLA Day: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.
By chosing to donate to Save Our Cemeteries, you’ll be supporting our mission to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.
Read more about some of our recent restoration projects in New Orleans historic cemeteries:
Please note: Save Our Cemeteries offices will be closed Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th 2017 in observance of Mardi Gras.
No tours will be offered on Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, February 28th 2017.
Wishing you have a safe & festive Carnival season!