Archive for August 8, 2008

Remember – root for the Aussies- all you bleacher mums

Starts tomorrow!
Rowing schedule

August 8, 2008 at 7:51 pm 3 comments

Restoration/ Preservation- Charleston Cemetery

At one point in the not so long ago there was not a headstone/ gravestone to be seen. It was just an empty lot with trees its historical significance had literally been buried.

Part of the little cemetery made way for streets and houses , some loved ones were moved and others long forgotten ,buried beneath the “green grass of home”- Thanks to a young 17 years old who was curious about a stone she found and who has spent the last 28 years researching, preserving, finding, archiving and bringing to light the historical significance of this little plot of land no longer are the founders of this community “buried”.

Diane says that many of the old records are inaccurate and she feels that, if the stories of the people buried there had been lost, been forever silenced, that would have been a real tragedy. “These are not just names on a slab,” she says. “Once, they were people just like you and like me. It is important to continue awareness of our city’s heritage and I am thrilled to be the one to continue the restoration, so further generations can appreciate and respect our city’s past.”

Some of their headstones, their last marker to say they “lived” , are damaged due to the lack of respect shown to their memory . Now Diane is trying to do something about that too and you are invited.

On Tuesday August 12,2008 from 10-2pm-The W.C.P.V organization from Wellington will be conducting a gravestone preservation workshop at the Charleston Cemetery located off of Oberlin/Hamilton avenues between 6th and 7th streets. Under the direction of Diane Wargo Medina caretaker and historian. This workshop will enable local residents of our area to learn more about gravestone repair. Bring a sack lunch, shovel, gloves and a thirst to learn more about the history of our city’s pioneers, as well as a helping hand to Charleston Village. Serious inquiries only. Contact or 440-246-6046 for more information

Charleston Cemetery won the Lorain County Beautiful Award in 2007 and also received Landmark status in 2006

On April 26th 2006 by a unanimous vote The Preservation Network of Lorain County granted Landmark Status to the Charleston Pioneer Cemetery

August 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm 14 comments



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