Ithaca City Cemetery Signage Project

Help us raise funds to complete our cemetery signage project! Color signs will offer maps, images, and information about this historic municipal cemetery.

A fundraising campaign for Historic Ithaca
Help support our Ithaca City Cemetery signage project!  There are currently no signs to guide people in the cemetery and we would like to help change that.  Your gift makes it possible for Historic Ithaca and the Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery to design and erect color informational signs in the historic Ithaca City Cemetery. The 16-acre site with its main entrance on University Avenue endures as a lasting memorial to generations of Ithacans, reflecting the evolution of Ithaca's community and changes in the history of burial design, funerary arts and landscape architecture. Our new signs will help orient both local citizens and visitors when they visit this beautiful, open green space in the city. They will be able to see the evolution of the different eras of the cemetery's history and find the location of group monuments. The wrought iron stands for the signs will be designed and crafted by local artist Durand Van Doren. Many volunteers, young and old, have participated in regularly-held cemetery cleanups over the last few years, working hard to remove overgrown vegetation and to carefully clean gravestones. Please join us by contributing to this community project and celebrate this unique historic resource! To learn more about the Ithaca City Cemetery, visit our website:

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About the Organization

Historic Ithaca is a 501c3 non-profit organization promoting the value and enhancement of our historic buildings and neighborhoods in the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County through education, advocacy and action. We offers lectures, tours and educational classes and programs. Our Significant Elements reuse store is located at the corner of Center and Plain Streets in Ithaca. We also run our Work Preserve job training programs to help young adults gain skills for future employment.