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FRIENDS of Spring Hill: WHAT WE DO

There are many historic and beautiful sites along the roads at Spring Hill. Come join us for bird watching, dog walking, arboretum touring or take a self-guided history tour

  • Sun
    20
    Apr
    2014
    8:00 amMain Parking Lot

    Join Russ Young for a walk through the cemetery to spot our many feathered friends!

  • Sun
    27
    Apr
    2014
    8:00 amMain Parking Lot

    Join Russ Young for a walk through the cemetery to spot our many feathered friends!

  • Sun
    04
    May
    2014
    8:00 amMain Parking Lot

    Join Russ Young for a walk through the cemetery to spot our many feathered friends!

  • Sun
    11
    May
    2014
    8:00 amMain Parking Lot

    Join Russ Young for a walk through the cemetery to spot our many feathered friends!

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    4:00 pmSpring Hill Cemetery Conference Room
  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemetery Parking Lot

    Bird walks meet at the parking lot and start at 8 am and run to noon.

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemetery Parking Lot

    Bird walks meet at the parking lot and start at 8 am and run to noon.

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2015
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemetery Parking Lot

    Bird walks meet at the parking lot and start at 8 am and run to noon.

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemetery Parking Lot

    Bird walks meet at the parking lot and start at 8 am and run to noon.

  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016
  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    8:00 amCheck in on Corner of Smith and Morris / Across from WV Power Park

    Course:

    Start Line up at the city parking lot at Smith Street and Morris Streets. Course runs to and through Springhill Cemetery Park


    A portion of proceeds will go to Friends of Springhill Cemetery, non profit group that helps maintain Park groups and provides burial for indigent infants.


    More Information:

    http://www.tristateracer.com/RaceDirector/race.php?RaceID=8152

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016

    Click below to view more information on our Photo Contest!

    Photo Contest

  • Tue
    31
    May
    2016

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union andConfederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

    Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

    Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountain areas. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives and others. There often is a religious service and a picnic-like "dinner on the grounds," the traditional term for a potluck meal at a church. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the "memorial day" idea.[4]

    Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.[5]

  • Tue
    26
    Jul
    2016
    Mon
    01
    May
    2017

    Come visit our cemetery and participate in a photo contest!

    Click here to read more: PhotoContest

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemtery Parking Lot

    Meet at the parking lot to start the bird walk.

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemtery Parking Lot

    Meet at the parking lot to start the bird walk.

  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemtery Parking Lot

    Meet at the parking lot to start the bird walk.

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    8:00 amSpring Hill Cemtery Parking Lot

    Meet at the parking lot to start the bird walk.

  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019
    1-4pm1555 Farnsworth Dr, Charleston, WV 25311

    Event name - History Comes Alive! City Founders Day Program:  Celebrating 150 Years!

    - Venue & street address:  Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum - 1555 Farnsworth Dr, Charleston, WV 25311

    - Event description (will be shortened for print but can be expanded for web) - Charleston History Comes ALIVE with a walking tour of Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum with reenactors of some of Charleston's Founding Figures (prominent business leaders, mayors, educators, salt and natural gas pioneers).  Reenactment tours begin every half hour(1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30) and will showcase historic monuments with optional guided history and tree tours. (Parking is limited.  See trolley details under Carriage Trail Leaf Walk???)... expanded for website to include the following:....Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum is a national historic treasure and one of Charleston’s most unique attractions – an educational “one-stop” for history, humanities and sciences in the Kanawha Valley. Spring Hill is the Largest municipal cemetery complex in WV, with graves dating as far back as 1818.  Many of our founding city leaders, governors, senators, and veterans are buried here.  It is a quiet place of repose for the deceased and a restful, scenic park for the living.

    We have some new and exciting initiatives taking place this year:  Four self-guided historical walking tours, and The Mary Price Ratrie Arboretum - the Largest Arboretum in WVwith over 1400 trees and 112 individual tree species!  Come visit this 172 acre city jewel for a stroll, picnic, bike ride, self-guided history tours, bird watching, tree walk and arboretum touring, or just to admire the spectacular Charleston views. Our city’s history can be told through the headstones found here.

    The Friends of Spring Hill Cemetery Park & Arboretum is a non-profit organization which, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, seeks to promote, enhance and develop Spring Hill Cemetery Park, for the use and enjoyment of the public.  Please consider joining Friends and/or making a tax deductible donation to this worthy cause. ‪http://friendsofspringhillcemetery.org/

    Complete ticketing information: Free to the Public.  Donations appreciated.

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