RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks

cemetery 105 in Burrillville
One of Burrillville's 130+ historic cemeteries

RIHPHC has announced a new partnership with the Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries (RIACHC) to present RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks in April- May 2022. The RIACHC is a volunteer-led commission that presents dozens of cemetery clean-ups, gravestone conservation demonstrations, and tours across the state each spring. RIHPHC will work closely with RIACHC to organize additional free programs that raise awareness about Rhode Island's historic cemeteries and promote their preservation.

RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks will be offered in place of the RI Historic Preservation Conference. With a new partnership and free outdoor statewide programs, we are excited about this new collaboration! 

Call for programs!

RIHPHC and RIACHC welcome your proposals for RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks. Program types include tours, clean-ups, conservation demonstrations, documentation projects, themed walks--you name it. If you already work with the RIACHC, please contact Christine MacWilliams. Otherwise, use this webform to share your ideas, and we will be in touch.