News From Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

We may be a historic cemetery, but there's still a lot happening! Stay up to date with the latest news and projects in the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery's biannual newsletter. 


Fall 2018 — Volume 9, Number 2

Articles in this issue:

  • Finding Emily Arents: A Chance Meeting Leads a California Woman to "Miss Grace"
  • Hollywood Walking Tour Celebrates Arbor Day
  • Dr. Charles Minnigerode: A German Immigrant Introduces First Christmas Tree to Virginia
  • James River Overlooks Dedicated
  • Recollections: Friends of Hollywood Marks a Special Anniversary
  • Examples From Ninety-One Submissions to the 2018 Instagram Photo Contest
  • 2018 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Read the Fall 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 — Volume 9, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • A New Friends Initiative: Restoring and Saving Tiffany Windows in Lewis Ginter Mausoleum
  • Environmental Stewardship Project Gets the Green Light
  • Hollywood and the Great Evacuation Fire of 1865
  • Many Hands Make Light Work at 6th Annual Rose Pruning and Maintenance Day
  • 2018 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Read the Spring 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2017 — Volume 8, Number 2

Articles in this issue:

  • Hollywood Receives Funding from Roller-Bottimore; Phase One of Cemetery Records Digitization Begins
  • Heritage Rose Foundation Returns to its Roots
  • The Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918
  • Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant Family And Hollywood
  • A Partial List of 2017 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Spring 2017 — Volume 8, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • Restoration of Monroe's Beloved "Birdcage" Complete
  • Volunteers Take Part in 5th Annual Rose Pruning and Maintenance Day
  • The Obelisk and Hollywood Cemetery
  • Founder of St. Catherine's School: Virginia Randolph Ellett
  • Thomas Claybourne (1647 - 1683) Rests at Hollywood
  • 2017 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Read the Spring 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2016 — Volume 7, Number 2 

Articles in this issue:

  • A Four Year Labor of Love: Conservation Team Painstakingly Restores Nace Monument
  • Meet Bob Olsen — Grave Finder Extraordinaire
  • Monroe Crossing the Delaware
  • Architect of Hollywood Cemetery: John Notman (1810 - 1865)
  • 2016 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Spring 2016 — Volume 7, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • Three Transforming Views: Friends Completes Fundraising for River Overlooks
  • The Philanthropy of Lettie Pate Evans and the Foundation That Bears her Name
  • Arthur M. "Smiley" Ratliff, Jr. — A Patriot, Friend and Philanthropist
  • Rose Lovers Gather for 4th Hollywood Pruning and Maintenance Day
  • A Happenstance Career: Alexander W. Weddell, Diplomat (1876 - 1948)
  • Poet, Musician, Teacher, Priest: John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909)
  • When A Great Tree Falls, Its Neighbors Sigh

Read the Spring 2016 Newsletter

Fall 2015 — Volume 6, Number 2

Articles in this issue:

  • Transformative Projects: 2015 Signature Initiatives at Hollywood Cemetery
  • Wilfred E. Cutshaw (1838-1907), Richmond City Engineer Extraordinaire
  • Gallaudet Professor Leads ASL Walking Tour
  • President Monroe's "Birdcage" Undergoes Extensive Restoration
  • Donald Toney Retires; Kenny Jarrell Named New Foreman
  • 2015 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Spring 2015 — Volume 6, Number 1 

Articles in this issue:

  • A Third-Generation Arborist Tends Hollywood's Trees
  • Volunteers Give TLC to Hollywood Roses on Work Day
  • The Superintendent's House in Hollywood Boasts Some of the "Quietest Neighbors in Town"
  • The Mysterious Life and Death of Tokukichiro Abe
  • Overlooks Will Enhance Prime Viewing Locations
  • Hollywood Cemetery's New Virtual Tour Platform

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Fall 2014 — Volume 5, Number 2 

Articles in this issue:

  • Friends of Hollywood Cemetery Receives $150,000 Grant
  • Irish American Society Commemorates Mary Ryan and Other Victims of Brown's Island Explosion
  • Dedicated Craftsman Chris Beauchamp Repairs Hollywood's Ornate Iron Work
  • Japanese Students, Dignitaries Honor Educator and Missionary Bishop C.M. Williams in Special Service
  • What's in a Name? An Interview with the Hayes-Davis Family
  • Special Ceremony Held Each Year At Angel Statue
  • Talley Joins Friends Board
  • Introducing Our New Website

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Spring 2014 — Volume 5, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • A.P. Grappone and Sons: A Century-Old Partner with Hollywood Cemetery
  • Second Annual Rose Day Builds on 2013 Success
  • Religious Symbolism in Hollywood Cemetery
  • Grace Evelyn Arents: An Ever-Present Community Spirit
  • New Directors — Friends of Hollywood
  • 2013 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Fall 2013 — Volume 4, Number 2

Articles in this issue:

  • Phase II Monument and Fence Repair Half Complete
  • Hollywood Roses Debut at Annual Rose Conference
  • Varine "Winnie" Anne Davis — "Daughter of the Confederacy"
  • Genealogy Project Planning Gains Momentum
  • Nancy Shepherd Joins Friends of Hollywood Staff
  • Heath Lee to Publish "Winnie" Davis Biography
  • 2013 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Spring 2013 — Volume 4, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • Project Begun to Address Incomplete Hollywood Records
  • Volunteers Transform Historic Hollywood Roses
  • Gettysburg and Hollywood — An Historic Connection
  • The Hollywood Trefoil — A Past Revisited
  • Author to Speak on Gettysburg and Hollywood
  • A Morning with the Mysterious Crenshaw Rose
  • 2012 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Fall 2012 — Volume 3, Number 2

Articles in this issue:

  • 2012 Sees Continued Restoration and Outreach
  • Wreath-Laying Ceremonies for Former U.S. Presidents
  • Numerous Events Draw Visitors to Hollywood
  • DVD Captures McGuire Stories of Hollywood
  • Hollywood Cemetery: A Quintessential Garden Cemetery of the 19th Century
  • 2012 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Winter 2012 — Volume 3, Number 1 

Articles in this issue:

  • Friends Contributions Increased Threefold in 2011
  • Intern Program Initiated At Hollywood
  • Flower Power Comes To Hollywood
  • Hollywood's Crown Jewel Restored
  • Governor Henry A. Wise: A Quintessential Virginian
  • Four New Directors Join Board with Perspectives and Talent for the Future
  • 2011 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Read the Winter 2012 Newsletter

Spring 2011 — Volume 2, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • Challenge Grants Raise the Bar for Friends
  • 110-Year-Old Chapel Stabilized
  • A Second Life for Presidents Circle
  • Hunter Holmes "Mac" McGuire, Jr., M.D.: Teaching the Lessons of Hollywood
  • Spring Tours Planned For Lot Owners and Friends Supporters
  • Wilbanks Joins Friends Staff
  • Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery: "A Feast for the Eyes as well as the Mind"
  • 2010 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

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Summer 2010 — Volume 1, Number 1

Articles in this issue:

  • Cemetery Progress Reported at 162nd Annual Lot Owners Meeting
  • Extensive Presidents Circle Monument Restoration Underway
  • Hollywood Charts its Course as an Active Cemetery
  • Donald R. Toney — A Lifetime of Service
  • Historic Trees, Rose Bushes, and A New Map
  • John O. Peters Captures Hollywood in a Forthcoming Book
  • 2009 Contributors To Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Read the Summer 2010 Newsletter