From Hollywood Cemetery event announcement:
A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of President James Monroe’s birthday will be hosted by the James Monroe Memorial Foundation and the United States Army this Friday.
All are welcome to attend the ceremony in Presidents Circle.
(Event photo by Chris Beasley)
Set for May 7, a Sunday.
From FaceBook event details:
Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket and relax to sounds of great entertainment at Hollywood Cemetery.
Guided trolley car tours will be provided. An ice cream truck and hotdogs will be on site.
Performances by the Oak Lane Band and St. Christopher’s School’s acapella group BEAUX TIES.
The picnic is free to attend. Please RSVP Nancy Shepherd at (804) 648-8501 or email her at email@example.com for a reservation.
Paraphrased from Richard Lee Bland:
This april 1926 Times Dispatch article documents the Old Fairgrounds when the fair occupied a much wider area along Belvidere street…notice the reference to Banktown, situated where Jefferson Davis’ circle is in Hollywood Cemetery.
This Saturday between the hours of 11:00 am and Noon there will be rifle volley for the J.E.B. Stuart birthday ceremony in Hollywood Cemetery.
From FaceBook event page:
Each year a special ceremony is held in Hollywood Cemetery to honor the many children who have passed away. The ceremony is held at the Angel of Hope statue in the Idlewood section.
Inspired by Richard Paul Evans’ best-selling novel by the same the name, the Angel of Hope is a bronzed angel that sits in numerous cemeteries across the country to memorialize lost children and create a place for collective healing.
Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:00pm for this year’s candlelight ceremony. The event is free and all are welcome.
This Sunday at 2 pm, there is a especially detailed tour of Hollywood Cemetery.
An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents.
$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
Cash or check.
This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city’s rich past, present and future.
Garden & Gun magazine has a blog post entitled ‘Grave Matters: Spooky Southern Cemeteries’ with the line
Day or night, these six Southern cemeteries make for a memorable Halloween field trip.
Hollywood Cemetery is listed second.
The nineteenth-century burial ground is the second-most-visited cemetery in the nation, behind only Arlington National. Its 135 riverfront acres—dotted with ancient tulip poplars, bald cypresses, and black gum trees—are home to the grave sites of two presidents and thousands of Confederate soldiers.
Unfortunately, I took too long to make my way over to the annual Friends of Hollywood Cemetery picnic and only saw people as they were leaving…it sounds like it was a successful event though.
I did catch stealthy Mr. Banana nearby on Albemarle Street…