Trenton Museum Society hosting historic cemetery tour
The following announcement is for an event planned and held by the Trenton Museum Society. We are posting it here because we think it would be of interest to our followers.
Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton
Tour by Richard A. Sauers
Sunday, October 28, 2012 2 pm
General Admission $10 at the door Free for members of the Trenton Museum Society
Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton will visit the gravesites of notable Trenton residents who championed the efforts behind many of its monuments, historic sites, and oldest Municipal Parks. These include the Abbott Farm, Broad Street Bank, Cadwalader Park, Mercer County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Old Barracks, Roebling Monument, Trent House, Trenton Battle Monument, Trenton Country Club, Washington Monument, and even the “shaky bridge.”
The tour will begin at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion at 2 P.M. for a brief orientation and then leave by car to Riverview Cemetery. The walking tour will cover about one mile and participants are reminded to wear comfortable shoes.
Richard A. Sauers is cemetery historian at Riverview Cemetery. He has presented his research, which reflects interests in the histories of monument companies, “white bronze” gravemarkers, and the memorialization of victims of accidents and disasters, to the American Culture Association, Association for Gravestone Studies, Far-West Popular/American Culture Association, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, and Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association.
He is currently co-chair of the Death in American Culture area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, and a member of the Cemeteries and Gravemarkers area of the American Culture Association, Potteries of Trenton Society, and Trenton Museum Society.