Lectures & Special Events


Fragile Grounds Lecture and Book-signing

Presented by authors Dr. Mary Manhein and Jessica Schexnayder, authors of Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries. 

Saturday, April 21st

2:00 pm

Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St. in the French Quarter

Copies of Fragile Grounds will be available for sale at the lecture and the authors will be signing copies of the book following the presentation. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP to soc@saveourcemeteries.org or call (504) 525-3377.

Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries is a visual treasury of disappearing cemeteries and a call to preserve and document them. More info: http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/2071

Special Events

A Run/Walk Through History, 1 Mile/5K Run & Walk






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Sunday, May 6, 2018, 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA  70124


Beautiful course totally inside historic Metairie Cemetery.

The 5K is a USATF-RRTC certified course:    # LA18013DR

The largest run/walk held inside a cemetery in the nation

Post race festivities include food, beverages , live music by the Benny Maygarden Band

7:30 am – Day of race registration and packet pickup opens

8:30 am – Start of 1/2 Mile Run/Walk

9:00 am – Start of 5K Run/Walk


To register, click here.

“Tombs by Twilight” Tour

Twilight 1Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries to provide you with a unique tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older. This exclusive evening cemetery tour is held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Price: $50/person.

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