Friday, June 17, 2011

Volunteering Opportunity tomorrow

Historic Eden Cemetery Preservation Project
Saturday, June 18
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1434 Springfield Road
Collingdale, PA 19023

MLK365, in partnership with the Friends of Historic Eden Cemetery, Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and 900-AM WURD Radio is organizing a day of volunteering and photojournalism at Historic Eden Cemetery.

Volunteers are needed to help preserve Eden's history by taking photographs and documenting the conditions of headstones, which will be archived following the completion of the project. Some cameras will be available for volunteers to use, but please bring your own digital cameras or smart phones for use in the project.
RSVP to volunteer. Questions? Contact Victoria Ford at (215) 665-2595 or

See you there!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mount Moriah Closed?

It's been much too long since I've posted apologies. Life has been busy, but when I heard the news about Mt. Moriah today, I had to post.

You can read more about the closing here. I found out myself when I was contacted by a member of the Friends of Mt. Moriah group. Longtime advocates of the cemetery, they're watching what's happening closely and hope for a positive outcome, as do I. As the story reports, many people have descendants buried at this cemetery, and the condition of it now is deplorable.

If you'd like to help, please contact the Friends. I'll also try and post more information here when I have it.