Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery assemble for their First Annual Meeting, May 2009, at VFW Post Hall 2907
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We invite you to join or renew your membership with the Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery. We believe that together we can restore and preserve this historic and much loved cemetery. All money is used for cemetery projects
and lifetime memberships are invested in the endowment fund at Delaware Community Foundation.
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By the end of the last century, Riverview Cemetery had fallen to
mismanagement, neglect and vandalism. A group of dedicated volunteers
formed to reclaim and restore this historic treasure, discovering along
the way fascinating stories of the people who were buried there and
whose lives and work developed and shaped the character of Wilmington
during the 19th and 20th centuries.
On January 30, 2009, Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery, Inc., a 501
c/3 non-profit organization assumed ownership of the cemetery with
the mission to operate and maintain Wilmington's
most culturally diverse, non-profit, public cemetery, and to support
its restoration and preservation. Volunteers and community partners are critical to fulfilling this mission.
On July 3, 2012,
Riverview Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic
Places by the United States Department of the Interior and is recognized
as the first Delaware cemetery so honored on its own merit. The
National Register is the official list of districts, sites, buildings,
structures and objects significant in American history, architecture,
archeology, engineering and culture that are worthy of preservation.
Dr. Lee Anderson receives 2010
from Delaware Governor,
Mr. Tedd Cocker