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.

My Last Cemetery Lecture of the Season

This Saturday night, I’ll be using my collection of cemetery postcards to illustrate the changes to the oldest European-style cemetery in Northern California. My talk will be part of the fabled Litcrawl in San Francisco’s Mission District. I’ll be joined … Continue reading

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Cemetery Books for Sale

It’s time to clear out some of my extra cemetery books.  There will be more, but for now, here’s the list of what I have for sale.  Let me know (either in the comments below or through the Contact Me form above) … Continue reading

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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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