Monroe Street Cemetery

Monroe Street Cemetery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the oldest public cemetery on Cleveland's west side.

Foundation Activities in 2022

  1. Accredited arboretrum
  2. Plant over a dozen new trees in 2022
  3. Genealogy and history research, including uncovering burial records prior 1863
  4. Plant flowers to further beautify the Cemetery
  5. Writing new books about Cemetery stories: The Martha Washington Case and Ripped from the Headlines
  6. Event programming to make the Cemetery a neighborhood amenity, such as the Ghost Tour, Tree Wedding and Regrow Monroe Fundraiser
  7. Coordinate repairs and maintenance to the wrought iron fencing, gatehouse, mausoleums, and monument restoration
  8. Decorating veteran graves with flags for Memorial Day and Veterans Day
  9. Coordinate maintenance of existing trees
  10. Educational initiatives and community engagement

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Photo courtesy of Alex Heeter
Photo courtesy of Alex Heeter