Tickets for the Pioneers’ Cemetery
Association's third annual "Dining Among the Dead" gala
are now on sale! This unique event will take place
on Saturday, October 11th, at the Pioneer & Military
Memorial Park at 1317 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix.
See what fun our guests had at last
year's gala! Victorian, Edwardian or
Steampunk attire is encouraged. Please wear or
bring good walking shoes.
Gates open at 5 PM, and festivities
begin promptly at 5:30 PM with a performance by
Wyatt Earp, who will portray the legendary Doc
Holliday. Candlelit dinner on the patio will
be followed by a raffle and a cemetery walk featuring
vignettes by re-enactors in period
$45 each and must be purchased in advance, as no tickets
will be sold at the gate. For tickets and additional details,
please contact the event's co-chair, Debe Branning, at
Proceeds from this
fundraiser benefit the PCA's headstone preservation fund.
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2014 newsletter is now on line. In honor of
Independence Day, editor Val Wilson has included a
profile of Col. William Christy, Civil War veteran and
one of Phoenix's pioneer settlers. To view slideshows of
previous events, please visit the PCA
In keeping with its status as a small
museum, Smurthwaite House and the historic
cemeteries at 1317 West Jefferson will be open to
visitors on Thursdays and for other events throughout
the year. Arrangements for private tours can
also be made. Please email the PCA
well in advance of your visit to find out when our
volunteer staff will be on the grounds.
you love local history and cemeteries, we'd love to have
you as a PCA member