Tag: Cemetery preservation

Image of white stone grave markers lying on the ground with overlaid text reading: "Volunteer with the Friends of St. Vincent's Cemetery"

Friends of St. Vincent Cemetery: Spring 2019 Clean-up

The Friends of St. Vincent Cemetery will hold their Spring 2019 Clean Up Event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Help is needed to pull weeds and gather debris. Please wear appropriate work clothes and shoes. Bottled water and light snacks will be provided.

For more information or to sign-up to participate, contact Stephanie Town at 610-368-1910 or rakeleafs@yahoo.com.

Rediscovery of Serenity Farm African American Burial Site

Our speaker, Dr. Lisa Kraus, will speak on the Serenity Farm African American Burial Site in Charles County Maryland, which was discovered by archaeologists from the Maryland State Highway Administration in 2011. Come and hear the story of how a lost cemetery was rediscovered and reestablished so that the descendants may now visit the graves of their ancestors.

The business meeting of the Archaeological Society of Maryland starts at 7:00 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:30 p.m.

Photos: Spring 2015 Cleanup Day at St. Vincent’s Cemetery

This past weekend, the Friends of St. Vincent’s Cemetery held a successful spring clean up day in Clifton Park with support from a great group of volunteers. Thanks to Stephanie Town for sharing a few photos from the event!

Special thanks to AOH-3 Towson, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Police Emerald Society, and Maryland Irish Charities for their hard work. Thank you Terry Nolan for bringing and operating the bush hog and Ed Crawford and Tom Kelleher for recruiting and advocating for this project.