Join Oakwood Arts for a series of conversations about East End Cemetery, the community it served, and the yearslong effort to restore it. Founded in 1897, East End is the final resting place of thousands of African American Richmonders. The first talk, by restoration volunteer and advocate Erin Hollaway Palmer, will highlight the history of the cemetery, the forces that contributed to its decline, and the people working to reclaim it from nature and neglect. We’ll also be introducing our own arts-based approach to the restoration and commemoration of this vital community site.

Come find out how to get involved on Tuesday, August 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

East End Branch Public Library, 1200 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223

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You can also join us this Saturday the 18th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to make cyanotypes and to volunteer for cemetery clean up! 

50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond, VA 23223

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