The upcoming open
house on Saturday, February 25th, will celebrate
pioneers. Learn about Irish wakes and funerals,
and discover how and why the Irish came to the Salt
January 28th, an estimated thirty visitors, including
several youngsters, created Victorian-style valentines
during the PCA's Open House event. The visitors
also enjoyed a cemetery 'treasure hunt' during which
they looked for symbols of love and devotion on
headstones. Donations from this event support the
PCA's Grave Marker Preservation project.
If you have not yet
paid your dues for 2017, there's no time like the
present. Please print out and enclose the membership renewal form with
The December 2016 newsletter
is now on line. To view slideshows of previous events,
please visit the PCA vault.
You're invited to
come downtown and tour the seven historic cemeteries
that make up the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park,
where many of Phoenix's founding fathers (and mothers)
are buried. See Smurthwaite House's new Victorian-
and Edwardian-era furnishings and decorations, thanks to
the tireless work of interior decorator and PCA member
Judy Smith and her assistants.
In keeping with its
status as a small museum, Smurthwaite House and
the historic cemeteries at 1317 West Jefferson is open
to visitors on Thursdays and for other events throughout
the year. Arrangements for private tours can
also be made. Please email the PCA
well in advance of your visit to find out when our
volunteer staff will be on the grounds.
If you love local history and
cemeteries, we'd love to have you as a PCA
member and volunteer!
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