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Help plan the future of historic Greenlawn Cemetery

Roundtable VIRTUAL Discussion – Event by Megan Riccardi, Salem City Councillor – Ward 6

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST – 8 PM EST

Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Online: preservingsalem.com

The City of Salem is in the process of developing a master plan to guide future improvements, expansion, and long-term management of its largest place of interment, the 55-acre historic Greenlawn Cemetery.

Dating to 1807, Greenlawn was enlarged and embellished in the mid 19th century and laid out in the Rural or Garden Cemetery style. The property recently was added to the National Register of Historic Places, but despite this honor, suffers from decades of minimal maintenance. A shortage of available interment space has diminished the cemetery’s ability to financially sustain itself, further compromising upkeep.


Through the master planning process, the City hopes to restore the character and quality of Greenlawn’s historic landscape, funding this effort, in part, through the development and sale of new, sensitively designed interment sites.

To access the ZOOM MEETING LINK, visit:
https://www.preservingsalem.com/greenlawn-cemetery-master… 

Via Zoom Meeting:
WEB I.D. # 81084864274
Passcode: # 225213

ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

For more information about this project, please contact Bob LeBlanc, Cemetery Superintendent:

Ongoing Events:

Friends of Greenlawn History & Nature Challenge

We are hosting a Trails & Sails History and Nature Challenge in Greenlawn. This is an online event and you can complete it at anytime. Click here to participate.

This challenge is intended to be a fun way to learn about history & nature while gaining a deeper appreciation of our rural cemetery and the importance of preserving and protecting it. Check out more at: Trails and Sails

This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Donations will be used towards the restoration of two stained glass windows.

Thank you for your support. We are making a difference all working together.

The Friends of Greenlawn.



 

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