The Maple Ridge Historical Society is organizing a headstone-cleaning event at the Maple Ridge Cemetery this weekend and is calling for volunteers to come out on Saturday and Sunday.
The cemetery was established in 1878 on land donated by two pioneers: George Howison and William Nelson.
The cemeterys heritage value lies in its association with the prominent settlers of the District of Maple Ridge, both as its developers and as their final resting place.
Many of the older headstones no longer have individuals to care for them, therefore, the museum is appealing to the Maple Ridge residents to help to preserve these reminders of the communitys roots.
The museum is asking participants to bring, if possible, a bucket with a handle, a soft-bristled brush (plastic, hair, not metal), watering cans and jugs for water, a knife, trowel, or scissors to remove grass, a whisk broom, rags and a kneeling pad.
Sturdy shoes, garden gloves, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen are also recommended for the event.
The cemetery is at Dewdney Trunk Road and 214th Street. The event takes place on both days from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
To register for the event, email the museum at email@example.com.
@ Copyright 2013