Historic cemeteries are important for reasons you may not have considered. They are outdoor museums filled with amazing art and architecture. Cemeteries provide wildlife refuges and are often home to unique plants. And these sanctuaries nestled within urban environments are also places to research, contemplate or remember the past. Historic cemeteries are beautiful parks ideal for picnicking or strolling just as the original community would have done when the site was built. We encourage you to stop by a historic cemetery near you and spend some time taking in the beauty of an oasis within your city.
Historic cemeteries are:
Historic cemeteries are irreplaceable landscapes. Many of the historic cemeteries in our state have been neglected for decades. For every known rural burial ground, there are at least five that have been forgotten from our collective consciousness. Threats to historic cemeteries include:
Historic cemetery preservation is important and at AHPP we are committed to educating our community about preservation needs and practices.