Historic Macon Foundation supports the Friends of Rose Hill by staffing its committee and working with committee members to carry out the Rose Hill Master Plan. Community Foundation of Central Georgia holds the Rose Hill endowment monies that are used for Rose Hill's preservation.
The new Rose Hill website is live! On this site, visitors can learn more about Rose Hill, upcoming events, and search the database.
Please note that some factual information, i.e., contact information, membership details, etc. on the site needs to be updated. We are working to make changes to this information. Contact Kim Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Howard at email@example.com for more information. You may also call Historic Macon’s offices at (478) 742-5084 to speak with Kim.
Rose Hill Ramble
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 2-4pm
"Dead Divas" by Phil Comer
Take a tour of Rose Hill Cemetery with Phil Comer and learn about some of Macon's most influential, eccentric, and notorious women. You'll hear about the unwed Burke sisters who built the house at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Orange Street. See the angels memorializing the lives of young women who succumbed to the dangers of childbirth and discover the history of a young woman who escaped from slavery.
$5 or free for Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery. Join the Friends of Rose Hill today to attend for free!
Historic Macon and the Friends of Rose Hill host Rose Hill Rambles every October and April. The next Rose Hill Ramble will take place on Sunday, April ---.
DOWNTOWN CHALLENGE GRANT
In June of this year, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia awarded the Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery $30,000 to investigate connecting the cemetery to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and to design and install some interpretive signage in the Oak Ridge section. In exploring the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail connection, the first step was a survey of the land where a connection would run, which was completed in July. Currently we are looking at what permits we would need to connect the trail and exploring options for what the connection would actually look like. For the Oak Ridge signage initiative, we have are setting a meeting with stakeholders in the government as well as the community to discuss content and placement. Once the content is finalized, we will begin designing this signage. Installation will be complete before March of 2017.
The Friends have also just applied for two other grants to assist with projects in the cemetery. The Burke Foundation grant specifically looks at improvements in historic Catholic cemeteries, so we applied for $50,000 over two years to repair the retaining walls in this section and to design and build a space for reflection within this section. Both of this initiatives were proposed in the 2007 master plan for the cemetery. The Macon-Bibb County Parks and Beautification Department has agreed to donate at least $25,000 of in kind services as part of this grant in order to remove dead trees and invasive vegetation.
The Friends also recently finished applying for the Historic Landscape and Garden grant through the Garden Club of Georgia. If awarded, these funds will allow for the repair and repainting of the North/Scott/Dobbs plot fence, which is readily visible as you enter the cemetery's main gate. The Garden Club of Georgia can award up to $3,000, which will be matched by the Friends to complete this project.
Become our Friend!
Join the Friends of Rose Hill by downloading a form and mailing it to:
Historic Macon Foundation
ATTN: Friends of Rose Hill
PO. Box 13358
Macon, GA 31201