MLK Day of Service: Harbor Road Burying Ground
Monday, January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
Registration has been re-opened with additional spots added!
In honor of the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this year’s MLK Day of Service will address urgent preservation needs at the Harbor Road Burying Ground, a historic long-neglected cemetery used by generations of Cold Spring Harbor’s diverse milling and whaling community and owned by St. John's Church.
Two professional archaeologists, Dr. Allison McGovern (Senior Archaeologist, VHB Engineering) and Sarah Kautz (Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island) will work together with volunteers to document the Harbor Road Burying Ground. Volunteers may assist in the following activities: mapping the cemetery, recording graves, and grave markers, completing site forms, taking photos, cleaning grave markers, and cutting invasive vines.
This event is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island's Youth and Young Adult Ministries and is part of our ongoing work with our burying ground partners which include the town of Huntington African American Historic Designation Commission, the Long Island NAACP, The Town of Huntington Historian, The Oyster Bay Historical Society, Raynham Hall, and Preservation Long Island.