public is cordially invited to attend the PCA's 33rd
annual Memorial Day
observance on Monday, May 30, 2016.
Ceremonies at the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park
will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Parking is
available at Wesley Bolin Plaza and in adjacent Capitol
lots on Jefferson Avenue.
This year's keynote speaker will be Eduardo
Pagan, Associate Dean and Professor of History at
ASU, author and one of the hosts of the popular PBS
series, History Detectives. Several groups of
reenactors in historic dress will also take part in the
Thanks to the work
of several Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts and Adventurers, the
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park at 1317 West
Jefferson has never looked better! These
young men have outlined paths with donated river rock to
enhance the appearance of the cemeteries and make it
easier for visitors to locate specific lots.
The March 2016 newsletter
is now on line. To view slideshows of previous events,
please visit the PCA vault.
You're invited to
come downtown and tour the seven historic cemeteries
that make up the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park,
where many of Phoenix's founding fathers (and mothers)
are buried. See Smurthwaite House's new Victorian-
and Edwardian-era furnishings and decorations, thanks to
the tireless work of interior decorator and PCA member
Judy Smith and her assistants.
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.
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