• Historic Preservation Workshop 2018

    City Cemetery, East & Hargett Streets, Raleigh, NC Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am – 1 pm (rain date: April 21, 2018) Dean Ruedrich, Restoration Specialist and Preservationist Terry Harper, Preservationist and Archaeologist The program includes a brief tour of cemetery. Discussion of preservation, restoration and conservation objectives in historic cemeteries. This includes best practices for restoration and cleaning methods of cast iron fences and monuments, as well as planning […]

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  • City Cemetery Audio Tour

    The City of Raleigh recently funded the fascinating recording of historian Betsy Shaw, a founding member of RCCP, giving her tour of historic City Cemetery. Shaw has given tours at City Cemetery for more than 40 years. Please download this map and click here to access the audio.

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  • Mt. Hope Cemetery 9th Annual Walking Tour

    Mt. Hope Cemetery- meet at Fayetteville Street gate With Jane Thurman and Edna Rich-Ballentine Sat., June 2, 2018, 10-11 am Rain date, Sat., June 9, 10-11 am

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  • Slave cemetery fights for life. ‘I’m haunted by who the descendants are of these folks.

    By Josh Shaffer February 20, 2018 01:40 PM Updated February 22, 2018 01:28 PM RALEIGH In 1811, a slave known only as Cato died of consumption in Raleigh, taking his rest in the corner of City Cemetery reserved for the black departed. No one knows Cato’s age, but his reputation endures in an obituary printed […]

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  • City Cemetery Walking Tour

    The Annual City Cemetery Walking Tour with John George and Betsy Shaw will be Monday September 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ***Update: We are refurbishing the fence at City Cemetery along East Street. Both of those gates are locked. The tour should meet at the Hargett Street entrance.

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  • You and Your DNA

    Why test, how to test, and, what to do with the results. Who are you? Where did your ancestors live? Learn the answers to these exciting questions!       Sat., June 3, 2017, 10 am -Noon Mordecai Visitor Center, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC  Seating is limited, please RSVP by May 30, 2017. dmauney64@gmail.com   919-302-1510 […]

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  • The Significance of History

    An article was published about RCCP in NC State’s Philanthropy Journal News! https://pj.news.chass.ncsu.edu/2017/04/03/the-significance-of-history/

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  • Podcast on Mt. Hope GIS Project

    Team Members at KCI discuss the Mt. Hope GIS project on this podcast.

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  • Anna Julia Cooper Feast Day

    Members of St. Ambrose church met at the grave marker of Anna Julia Cooper in City Cemetery in Raleigh on Feb. 22. The Feast Day observance was followed by Eucharist at St. Ambrose Church. Dr. Cooper was born an enslaved person in Raleigh, attended St. Augustine’s University, became the fourth black American woman to receive […]

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  • 8th Annual Walking Tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery

    RCCP will hold its 8th annual walking tour of historic Mt. Hope Cemetery, a public African-American cemetery located in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 22 at 10 am. Edna Rich-Ballentine and Jane Thurman will lead the tour. The tour meets at the cemetery’s Fayetteville Street gates. Rain date is April 29, at 10 am.

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