Interpretive Signage Coming to the Ithaca City Cemetery in 2016
Thanks to a generous grant from the Tompkins Charitable Trust Gift Fund and 29 individuals who donated through Ithaca’s first-ever “Giving is Gorges Day” on August 28, 2015, much-needed signage will come to the cemetery in summer 2016. These efforts make it possible for Historic Ithaca and the Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery to create and install informational signage sharing the history of the site with residents and visitors.
Historic Ithaca’s Work Preserve Summer Summer Cemetery Program Featured in Ithaca Journal
Four teens spent 6 weeks in the Ithaca City Cemetery this summer through Historic Ithaca’s Work Preserve Job Training Program. Led by staff historic masonry specialist Randy Ruth, the cemetery team documented and repaired more than 30 gravestones, focusing on the Old Burying Ground section of the cemetery.
Read the full Ithaca Journal article here.
Ithaca Common Council Approves $39,000 for Cemetery Stone Wall Repair
On April 1, 2015, the Ithaca Common Council approved the allocation of funds to repair a section of the cemetery wall along University Avenue that was damaged by a car.
Watch Time Warner News coverage of the issue.
A Lively Dash! Cemetery Sprint Raises Funds and Builds Appreciation
The Nov 1, 2014 event attracted some 75 runners and walkers, including those in costumes. We spotted a knight, gorilla, princess, iphone, trio of superheroes, fuzzy lion, witches, and more! Proceeds benefited the Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery’s efforts to preserve and promote the history, landscape and enjoyment of Ithaca’s oldest cemetery.