Evergreen Cemetery Welcome Center Opening
opening of the Evergreen Cemetery Welcome Center was in early July. The Center has been open two days each week since anticipated and has accommodated many visitors interested in gravesite locations or facts and history of the cemetery. then, the changing seasons, we will wind down the operation but will continue to use the building during the winter months also, to complete smaller restoration projects that could not reasonably Due to on during the hotter months. be worked
Historic Preservation Alliance Tour (Almost)
EH organized and prepared for a presentation at Fairview Cemetery on August 1st. The tour was for the Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Alliance for about thirty attendees. The tour was to provide information to the group on the history of the cemetery, and a live demonstration of a headstone restoration in progress. Alas,
at the last minute the tour was cancelled due to severe weather in the area. extremely
Largest Walking Tour Attendance Ever!
Local Group Revives Planters
Heritage Rose Project Flourishes
Progress continues on the heritage rose revival project. At last count, there were about 250 roses identified throughout Evergreen. Close to 75 local volunteers have stepped up to adopt and care for their chosen roses. Dianne and I recently visited a cemetery in Denver to view what they bill as their rose garden, but which contains only about 30 plants.
If you are interested in volunteer for the rose project, please join the list by clicking the link below the picture.
WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS THIS IS WHY
And finally, there was another incident of vandalism at Evergreen. On September 27th or
28th, w indows out at both the chapel, the old restrooms which aren't in use and the Welcome Center. The chapel sustained no other damage or loss, but the individual were broken s) ( enter the Welcome Center through a window next to the front door, apparently sustaining some lacerations. There was a relatively minor loss of some equipment and tools. The police were able to and investigated the scene. We may need to look again at security measures for both buildings, especially exterior lighting. were notified