Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NOLA Contact

Save Our Cemeteries, Inc.
Contact: Laura Williams
Laura Williams is a volunteer at Save Our Cemeteries, which was founded in 1974. She works at the office and gives tours as well. The tours at held at the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 as well. I plan on going to the Lafayette Cemetery, which Laura informed me that it is located in a more upscale neighborhood and is still actively used. It is also among the earliest above ground burial sites dating 1833. The meeting place is at Washington Ave. Gate 1400 block of Washington Avenue. The tours are one hour long and cost $10. Tour manuals are also $10. The tours are all guided by volunteers and start at 10:30am and end at 11pm. However the cemetery is open to the public from 7:30am-2pm.

Because of time issues, I might not be able to get an interview with the guide, but Laura said that I can come by the office and interview with her further, Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9am and 3pm.

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