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Honoring Olivewood Exhibit
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sunday, May 29, 2016
The National Museum of Funeral History is proud to present a new exhibit entitled Honoring Olivewood from January 31 – May 29, 2016, featuring a collection of photographs taken of Olivewood Cemetery by young Houstonian Kasey French when she was just 16 years old. Olivewood Cemetery is Houston’s first and oldest incorporated African American cemetery and is the final resting place of some of Houston’s first African American citizens, with headstones dating back to 1869. French’s beautiful photographs tell the story of Olivewood and the many years of neglect the historic cemetery has endured, from decaying headstones and overgrown vegetation to damage from standing water, erosion and crumbling fences. The artist, whose images exude a sense of serenity and peace, hopes the exhibit will inspire and motivate others to help with efforts to restore the historic site. General admission prices include entry into the Honoring Olivewood exhibit.
TIME: Monday-Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm