OLD PARISH PRESERVATION VOLUNTEERS
Help Us Care for Old Parish Cemetery of Norwood, Massachusetts
Old Parish Preservation Volunteers are dedicated to caring for this historical site within the town of Norwood. We offer our time and willingness to work at improving this local historical asset.
OLD PARISH PRESERVATION VOLUNTEERS AT A GLANCE
Old Parish Preservation Volunteers (OPPV) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization with no connection to the Town of Norwood, Massachusetts.
WHAT WE DO
Recover, Restore, Research, Respect the 1741 Old Parish Cemetery in Norwood, Massachusetts
Old Parish Preservation Volunteers (OPPV) have uncovered numerous hidden stones within the cemetery adding interred names to our burial database and pieced together fragments 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.support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
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.
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.
BECOME AN OLD PARISH CEMETERY VOLUNTEER
Check our Work Day & Event Schedule and simply show up. If you cannot help in person be sure to show your support for our work by visiting this site and learning more about Norwood's historical cemetery.
480 Washington St. (REAR)