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“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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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VIDEO: What’s Special About Riverside

VIDEO: What’s Special About Riverside

Produced by The Waterbury The Riverside Cemetery is an enthralling outdoor museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. President of The Friends of the Riverside Cemetery, Martin Begnal, discusses the beauty of the grounds, the Waterbury families...

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MEDITATION: Peace, Featuring Riverside Images

MEDITATION: Peace, Featuring Riverside Images

An Impression of Riverside Upon first discovering the beauty of Riverside Cemetery in the mid-2000s, Sandy Carlson, a member of the Friends of Riverside, put together this video meditation. In Carlson's description of the video, she writes: "Here are some of the...

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Hidden Secrets Tour Set for May 22

Hidden Secrets Tour Set for May 22

  Please join the Friends of Riverside Cemetery for a Hidden Secrets Tour on May 22 at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. The tour will: Examine the fascinating meaning behind monument symbolism Discuss the history of the rural cemetery movement Explore the stories of some...

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