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Fall 2023 Work Days

Saturdays, 8:30-10:30am

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Nov. 4

Upcoming OPPV


Join Us

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30pm Morrill Memorial Library
Book Launch & Signing
"Old Parish Cemetery of Norwood, Massachusetts"
by Patricia J. Fanning
Saturday October 21,

"The Children's Hour" Guided Tour of Old Parish Cemetery

Saturday, November 11,


Veterans' Day Open for self guided touring


Our Mission

Recover, Restore, Research, Respect the 1741 Old Parish Cemetery of

 Norwood, Massachusetts


Old Parish Preservation Volunteers (OPPV) have uncovered numerous hidden stones within the cemetery adding burial information to our burial database. Gravestone fragments have been pieced together to recreate the stone as it was originally carved.



Using safe cleaning solutions, volunteers have removed lichen, mildew, grime, revealing names, dates, and carver information.  Stones are repaired with epoxy and reset with stone dust to their proper locations based on historic cemetery plot plans. Check the Upcoming Events menu above to learn more and get involved.

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Old Parish Cemetery volunteers maintain an online database of known burials within the cemetery. This database is updated as new interments are discovered. Historical biographies of individuals have been researched and published giving valuable historical data on the original settlers of South Dedham/Norwood.  Check the Research menu tab above to learn more.

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The 1741 Old Parish Cemetery is the site of restoration efforts, public touring, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans' Day observances as well as the annual Norwood Reads Frederick Douglass event. The public is welcome to visit and learn about this historical site.

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