Cinematery will look a little different this year. We still want people to enjoy the Cemetery at night, but we want to make sure we do it safely! Tickets are limited to 100 people. Join us for an exclusive picnic at a gorgeous Washington landmark. Your ticket will include dinner, provided by District Restaurant Group. [...]
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HCC will host its second annual Family Reunion for descendants of those buried at the cemetery as well as current site owners. HCC staff invites attendees to bring documents and records to augment the cemetery’s family files. Archivist Dayle Dooley will pull historic records and site information for perusal and share about the records at [...]
Preservation & Restoration Opportunities (PRO) Crew Conservation Service Day Sign up for this hands-on experience to participate in restoration projects throughout the Cemetery, learn techniques in preservation, and help to save this treasured place. Projects will consist of various repair projects such as gravestone cleaning, stabilizing, resetting, and landscaping. Space is limited. Sign ups are [...]
Join us for an evening of wine, spirits, and stories in the cemetery that J. Edgar Hoover, Madam Mary Anne Hall, and Marion Berry all call their eternal home. As the sun begins its descent, we will sip wine in the very vault where Dolley Madison had once lain. Afterward, attendees will take a rarely-given [...]
When you come across a name such as Marguerite’s, you might expect a certain type of person: blue-blooded, wealthy, and perhaps a little haughty as a result. And to a certain extent, Marguerite Lamott DuPont Lee was very much a product of her prestigious name. Born to the wealthy DuPont family from Delaware and married [...]
Here’s a common complaint and concern we often receive at the Cemetery: “I see so many fallen headstones in the cemetery. Why don’t you fix them?” If you’ve traipsed around your share of historic cemeteries then you’re used to seeing fallen headstones. It’s common, and there are a myriad number of reasons that this happens. [...]