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         The 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 ceremonies.



             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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