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The Valentine partners with Evergreen Cemetery and the Enrichmond Foundation

When: Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM- 12 PM Where: 50 Evergreen Road, follow signs for parking Length: 2 hours Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members Photo courtesy of Brian Palmer. From The Valentine event calendar:
Join us for a special opportunity in partnership with Evergreen Cemetery and the Enrichmond Foundation. Visit Evergreen Cemetery, discover its history and volunteer with important restoration and cleanup efforts! Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. The resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr, and A.D. Price. There are an estimated 10,000 burial plots in Evergreen and many became overgrown after over 40 years of neglect. We will begin with a walking tour exploring the history of this incredible cemetery and current restoration efforts. After the tour, attendees are encouraged to stay and volunteer with Enrichmond’s cleanup efforts. The Valentine’s Richmond History Tours program offers guided tours that explore the rich and diverse history of the city by foot, bike or bus. Our featured neighborhood series explores a different Richmond neighborhood each month. Reservations suggested. Visit the thevalentine.org/tours for more information and tickets.

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3 comments

Eric S. Huffstutler 04/25/2018 at 8:46 AM

For those interested in reading the history of Evergreen and neighboring East End Cemeteries, here are links to in-depth articles I wrote in 2014 for the CHA Newsletter. The DHR used for the historic nomination status of Evergreen.

“And They Weep… A Richmond Disgrace”

http://www.churchhill.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2014OCT_web7.pdf

http://www.churchhill.org/oldsite/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2014NOV-DEC_web.pdf

The Evergreen part is in the second issue while lead ins are in the first.

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RightonBroad 04/28/2018 at 8:42 PM

Excellent links for the history of Evergreen. Thanks, Eric.

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Eric S. Huffstutler 04/30/2018 at 2:36 PM

@2 RightonBroad

Thank You 🙂 I hope others find them valuable as well, like the DHR did.

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