On Saturday, Feb. 29, Enrichmond Foundation will unveil a plan that has been two years in the making: the master restoration plan for Evergreen Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery located on 60 acres in the outskirts of Richmond.
The public is invited to attend the event, “Write The Vision; Make It Plain: Historic Evergreen Cemetery’s Restoration Plan Unveiling,” which will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, located at 600 North 2nd St. in downtown Richmond.
The event, hosted by Enrichmond, Evergreen’s Executive Planning and Review Team (ExPRT), Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site (NPS) and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, will include remarks from Mayor Levar Stoney, members of the ExPRT team and Enrichmond.
“We’re extremely thankful for the many individuals who contributed to this master plan for Evergreen Cemetery over the past two years,” said Enrichmond executive director John Sydnor. “This is just the beginning and we’re looking forward to the work that go will go into restoring Evergreen to what it deserves to be.”
Attendees also will have the chance to view and read the master plan, as well as programming from the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, commemorating Maggie L. Walker as an honorary member and the Zeta’s 100th anniversary. Maggie Walker’s historic home, a National Park Service site, will be open to the public for tours during the event.
The plan for Evergreen, the first of its kind, is the result of a two-year effort by the ExPRT team, Enrichmond and other stakeholders. The plan will be available on Enrichmond’s website on February 29 at this link:https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/master-plan/.
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