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To make a tax deductible contribution, please write a check to FHRC and mail to:
P.O. Box 2173 • Wilmington, DE 19899
in memo line note: capital campaign
R I V E R V I E W C E M E T E R Y ' S
for a V I S I T O R & I N F O R M A T I O N C E N T E R
1951 Chapel/Office at the Market Street entrance of Riverview Cemetery
on the site of the original Superintendent’s home. It has been
non-functional since 2000 and was uninhabitable when FHRC assumed
ownership in 2009. The Board
of Directors, volunteers, pro bono
partners, and paid contractors have been caring
building and fixing problems that are preliminary to the major phase of
renovation. The Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery want to raise
$350,000 to convert the building into a VISITOR and INFORMATION CENTER.
The renovation will include:
A MULTI-PURPOSE SPACE
for families who need a place to meet before or after a burial. At present there is no indoor gathering space, running water or toilet facilities to provide comfort or shelter. This space will support visitors who come for special events and tour groups visiting the cemetery. It will also provide an opportunity for groups of volunteers to contribute their clerical skills to a variety of tasks.
A SMALL OFFICE
to allow board members to conduct cemetery business with the public. Currently all meetings are held outdoors by appointment.
A SPACE FOR DOCUMENT STORAGE
related to cemetery history, operations, and maintenance.
BASEMENT LEVEL STORAGE
for supplies, tools, and materials needed for outdoor volunteer projects and burial preparations.