Riverside Cemetery

A National Historic Site

 

Riverside Cemetery

A National Historic Site

Riverside Cemetery

A National Historic Site

“Give Local” to Support Friends of Riverside

“Give Local” to Support Friends of Riverside

You can support the Friends of Riverside Cemetery by giving local through the Connecticut Community Foundation. “Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills” is an online fundraising campaign from Tuesday, April 26, at 7 a.m. to  Wednesday, April 27, at 7...

Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery Hosts Riverside

Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery Hosts Riverside

Martin Begnal, president of the Friends of Riverside, joins Jennie and Dianne to share the stories of several Riverside residents, as well as his own very special familial connection that dates back almost to the beginning of the cemetery. Learn about Carrie Welton, a...

Riverside Featured on Stones, Bones, & Shadows Podcast

Riverside Featured on Stones, Bones, & Shadows Podcast

Martin Begnal Chats with fellow Taphophile LaShelle Scott Friends of Riverside president Martin Begnal joined LaShelle Scott, host of the Stones, Bones, and Shadows podcast to discuss some of Riverside's residents, preservation, and gravestone art. Stones, Bones, and...

The Mysterious Fate of Sgt. Alexander McNeil

The Mysterious Fate of Sgt. Alexander McNeil

Sgt. Alexander McNeil and the 14th Connecticut Volunteers were the first to cross the icy waters of the Rapidan River at Morton’s Ford. Feb. 6, 1864, in Culpeper County, Va., broke with cold rain, sleet and heavy fog; the weather would not improve throughout the day....

Follow Along – Tree Inventory Project Underway

Follow Along – Tree Inventory Project Underway

The Davey Resource Group has started the Riverside tree inventory. You can visit the Treekeeper website to follow the inventory live. There, you can click on individual trees, see the names (common and scientific), the diameter at breast height (DBH) and GPS location....

Friends of Riverside Meeting: Nov. 17, 2021

Friends of Riverside Meeting: Nov. 17, 2021

The Friends of Riverside Cemetery WHAT: Regular monthly meeting WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 WHERE: 283 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702 Want to join is? Please call (203) 808-2774 or email info@riversidecemeteryct.org  

Ruth Bronson Featured in Poetry Newsletter

Ruth Bronson Featured in Poetry Newsletter

Guest editor in November for the Poem-a-Day newsletter of the Academy of American Poets, Kimberly Blaeser, chose "Sonnets from the Cherokee (I)" by Ruth Muskrat Bronson for the Nov. 7 edition. Bronson, born Oct. 3, 1897 in White Water, OK, "was a Cherokee poet,...

Annual Appeal Begins – Please Support Riverside

Annual Appeal Begins – Please Support Riverside

As we enter the last two months of 2021, here's a review of what's happened in the past year at Riverside. This year we have worked hard to improve the landscape and bring people into the cemetery. Hundreds joined us for tours and educational programs (with UConn and...

Photo Gallery of our Fall Tour 2021

Photo Gallery of our Fall Tour 2021

More than 100 people joined us for a history-filled adventure through the cemetery on a partly cloudy, yet beautiful Sunday afternoon. Tour guide Martin Begnal guided our guests on a 2 1/2-hour walk through time. Nothing, not even the rain that started shortly before...

Support Riverside Cemetery

We invite you to join hundreds of donors who help sustain Riverside Cemetery’s exuberant landscape. Your gift helps provide a place of peace and beauty for all visitors. There are many ways to donate, and because the cemetery is a non-profit charitable institution, gifts are tax deductible.

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