Preserving Vermont Cemeteries for 55 Years
When Vermont was first settled in the 1700s one of the first signs of community life was the creation of a cemetery. Many of the early cemeteries still exist today, and a visit to these old burial grounds can tell us a lot about life in Vermont at its inception. Time, erosion, natural disasters, abuse, theft, neglect and other events combine to impact these resting places of our ancestors. Since the founding of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association in 1958, our volunteers have worked year after year to preserve these irreplaceable symbols of our heritage. Consider joining us this winter and working with us this summer to preserve Vermont's old cemeteries.
An Act Relating to the Creation and Administration of the Cemetery Vandalism Fund
The Vermont legislature is in session and Bill H. 810 An Act Relating to the Creation and Administration of the Cemetery Vandalism Fund has been introduced. The bill proposes to create a Cemetery Vandalism Fund to repair cemeteries that have been vandalized, impose a $1.00 fee on every burial or cremation, and grant authority to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association to administer the fund. The bill was read the first time and referred to the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs on January 31, 2014. Sponsors include Representatives South of St. Johnsbury, Cupoli of Rutland City... Read on...