Category Archives: Good cemetery news

News about graveyards coming back from the brink, new uses for graveyards, or features on the people who care for them.

Cemetery of the Week #169: Grove Street Cemetery

Grove Street Cemetery Also known as the New Haven City Burial Ground 227 Grove Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Established: September 1796 Size: 18 acres Number of interments: 14,000 Hours: 9 am to 4 pm daily In New Haven, an 18th-century … Continue reading

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Graveyard Field Trips

I’ve been working on a collection of my cemetery travel essays and publishing it on Wattpad.  It’s about halfway finished now.  You can read the first eight adventures for free here:  https://www.wattpad.com/story/151274118-graveyard-field-trips-a-memoir Here’s the description of it: Every day aboveground is … Continue reading

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Where’s Loren Going Now?

I’m off to the Association for Gravestone Studies’ annual conference, which is in Danbury, Connecticut this year.  Getting there is going to be grueling, but oh, so worth it. Tomorrow we’ll be taking a bus tour to Woodlawn Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Memento Mori evening

Tuesday, April 17, I’ll be participating in the citywide Reimagine End of Life festival across San Francisco from April 16-22. The evening I’m part of is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is an ancient Roman phrase meaning “Remember Your Mortality.” … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #164: Purissima Cemetery

Purissima Cemetery 1103-1149 Verde Road Half Moon Bay, California 94019 Founded: 1868 Size: 5.5 acres Number of interments: more than 60 Just south of Spanishtown (now called Half Moon Bay), the Northern California town of Purissima was established in the … Continue reading

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