Riverside Cemetery Preservation Campaign


Riverside Cemetery is embarking on a preservation campaign for our historic landmark. As you can imagine, the costs associated with maintaining and conserving a landmark of this magnitude is daunting. But, it is a task that our Board of Directors and staff have done for 130 years. 

In 2007, the Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy was established by the visionaries on the cemetery board and organized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. The Conservancy’s mission is one of cemetery preservation, enhancement, and education.

Through community outreach, educational programming, and exciting theater, we have been raising awareness of the challenges we face maintaining this historic and cultural treasure. Hundreds of volunteers – all of whom are dedicated to the task of reclaiming this 19th century notion of a garden-like cemetery – have been entertaining the many visitors who come to see and enjoy it. However, it takes money to keep the grounds presentable and provide our volunteers the resources they need.

How You Can Help Us

Now the task at hand is to raise awareness of the financial needs of Riverside Cemetery and we need your help! If you have a personal tie to our historic cemetery or a connection to the community it serves, join us in its preservation so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Your tax-deductible contribution will go directly into the Preservation Endowment Fund and your name (with your permission) will be enshrined with our list of donors.

Yes, I want to learn more about preservation!

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