Throughout the year, the Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc., (the Foundation) and South-View Cemetery Association (SVC) host tours and events to share the rich history of the cemetery and to honor and remember those who rest within it. With the mission of the Foundation being, “to record, interpret, restore, and preserve the art, history, and environment of the non-perpetual care sections of Historic South-View Cemetery”, it brings a unique and innovative approach to collecting and sharing history with descendants, community, family and friends.
The Foundation partners with local preservation and service organizations to bring the stories of South-View to life. Each year in the early spring the Foundation participates in the Phoenix Flies celebration of historic landmarks, sponsored by the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC). APC coordinates an annual suite of tours as an opportunity to showcase Atlanta’s historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods that are an integral part of the city’s culture and economy. Each year, the Foundation presents a tour that enlightens the guest by relaying life stories with professional story tellers, words from local ministers, or descendants of well-known Atlantans laid to rest at South-View.
In addition to the tours, the Foundation and SVC work with Trees Atlanta and volunteers for an annual tree planting project in and around the cemetery to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Holiday and Day of Service named for him. Volunteers from Hands on Atlanta participate in beautification projects throughout the year, enhancing the historic grounds. In 2013, the Foundation held its first 5K Run/Walk to promote healthy living and community building. The Foundation also hosts the annual Wreaths Across America program to honor and thank our fallen veterans and their families at Christmas time.
Click on any of the buttons below to learn more about the upcoming and previous events. Join us for a tour, event or service project or call us to plan something special for your group. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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|4/30/2016-6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||130 Years ~ Spirits Live Forever|
|03/25/2017-4:30 PM -||Phoenix Flies Walking Tour|