Preservation at Work: Historic Cemeteries (2012)
Great story from the Oregon Heritage Exchange
What do you think of when you think of “preservation?” Do cemeteries come to mind at all? Oregon’s historic cemeteries are often forgotten about in the preservation world, but are vital resources to our heritage community. Historic cemeteries are also a great way to meet people who are enthusiastic about preservation. Many historic cemeteries have active volunteer groups dedicated to finding unmarked burials, cleaning and repairing markers, controlling vegetation, installing fencing and signage, and interpreting community histories through their cemeteries.
If you’re interested in getting involved in historic cemetery preservation, Oregon Heritage has you covered. We’ve put together a few Heritage Bulletins about historic cemetery preservation to help you get started:
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