Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction to benefit Old Clarkesville Cemetery

Join supporters of the Old Clarkesville Cemetery on May 15 for what promises to be a memorable evening to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of the historic landmark. Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. is hosting the Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery starting at 5 p.m., with several highlights built …

Easter sunrise service returns to site of original Clarkesville church

Rev. Matthew Henderson speaks at the Easter Sunday sunrise service at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery. E. LANE GRESHAM/Special Easter Sunday marked the first time since 1881 that worship services were held on the sacred grounds of the Old Clarkesville Cemetery.Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc., board member Brooks Garcia created an outdoor altar for the First …

Noted scholar visits Old Clarkesville Cemetery

On March 6, representatives of Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. met with Staci Catron, director of the Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Shown, from left, are Catron and HCCP, Inc. board member Brooks Garcia. Photo: E. Lane Gresham © 2021 Despite the limitations of the pandemic, work continues behind the …

Norton Family/North Georgia Community Foundation add to cemetery restoration efforts

The year ended with a substantial addition to the efforts to preserve and restore the Old Clarkesville Cemetery, thanks to the Norton Family Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation. The grant, recorded on Dec. 18, 2020, is much appreciated during a challenging time for nonprofit fundraising, said Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation Inc. fundraising committee chair …