We need your help to restore Reisterstown's oldest landmark!
The Reisterstown Community Cemetery has weathered much over the past two and a half
centuries, and is now in desperate need of repair. The trustees are
embarking on a restoration plan.
Because this little cemetery is a registered historic landmark, we have hired a
professional conservator to provide a written assessment of the work
that needs to be done.
The first phase of the project was to rebuild the collapsed eastern section of the brick wall. With
help from community volunteers, the trustees began collecting and
purchasing historic bricks, and in November of 2013, the work was
completed. Photos of the wall's progress can be found on our Facebook page.
Our most recent project was replacing the cemetery's gates at the north and east entrances. Harris Metalsmith Studio drew up plans based on old photos of the original gates, and work was completed just in time for the cemetery's 250th anniversary celebration in July 2014!
Future plans include finishing repairs of the rest of the brick wall, repairing fallen
gravestones, creating a
complete map of existing plots, and so much more. If you would like to
get involved, the cemetery trustees meet every other Thursday night at Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street. All volunteers are welcome!