2023 marks the 187th anniversary of Laurel Hill East and 154th anniversary of Laurel Hill West. Throughout the years, the cemeteries have survived wars, civil unrest, epidemics, pandemics, Dutch elm disease, and much more. Through the dedicated efforts of the Friends of Laurel Hill, our cemeteries are stronger than ever.
We continue to celebrate our history in new and creative ways, while developing innovative and relevant programming and reinvigorating our commitment to the communities we serve.
When you support the Friends of Laurel Hill, you have a direct impact on our cemeteries and their combined 265 acres. Donations, memberships and volunteer service help our historic cemeteries thrive as outdoor classrooms, a beautiful arboretum, and a repository of history. Each day, we tend to the details, from planting flowers, resetting gravestones and offering public tours and programs, to researching and interpreting the stories of those buried with us. Without support from our community none of this would be possible.