Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE TWENTY~THIRD CONFEDERATE GHOST WALK





The 23rd Annual Confederate Ghost Walk was a great success.

Accolades go out to The Confederate Heritage Trust and the re-enactors for their continued dedication to this annual event. Those attending the event offered many words of praise when exiting. Click here https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5iCuXj to view other scenes from this exciting night. Photography by David Archer. We thank David for a job well done. 

The Confederate Ghost Walk is held Friday and Saturday, the second weekend of October, annually. Each scenario depicts a day in the life of someone buried at Magnolia Cemetery. Each scene has been researched for historic accuracy. However, for the sake of entertainment some humor and fiction have been added. If you have not attended I highly recommend that you plan to come next year. Tickets go on sale around the first of September each year.      

The exceptional teamwork performed by everyone involved did not go unnoticed. I applaud the cemetery staff and volunteers for a job well done. This event would not happen without your hard work?

Last but not lest I would like to thank all that attended the Ghost Walk and Patrick Harwood's Book Signing. Thank you for supporting us year after year without your contributions we would not be able to maintain this beautiful historic cemetery in the manner it should be.

                                         TILL NEXT YEAR


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOOK SIGNING PLUS AN EXCITING TOUR


I hope you have purchased your tickets for the Confederate Ghost walk. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a walk through history and learn about the events leading up to the Sesquicentennal of the War Between-the-States. 


College of Charleston Professor Patrick Harwood will be on hand to sell and sign his new book "IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS."  Reading my copy has taken me on an exciting trip through the history and mysteries of a place I have enjoyed working for thirty-two years. I feel his book would be a wonderful addition to anyone's personal library. Professor Harwood will be at Magnolia Cemetery October 10 and 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. 


Be sure to bring cash or check so you can purchase this book and take home a bit of history that you have experienced first-hand.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS for the Ghost Walk CLICK HERE www.csatrust.org   and go to the home page.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cemetery Reveals Links to Sesquicentennial History

The 23rd  Annual Confederate Ghost Walk to be held October 10-11, 2014.  

Once again the night will come alive with the history of the past presented by re-enactors in period attire revealing a day in the life of some of those buried at Magnolia Cemetery.



You will be guided by candlelight thru the resting place of those who lived and died during those hard times 150 years ago. All scenarios are historically researched for accuracy.



Things you need to know:

·       Tours leave every 30 minutes beginning at 7:00 p.m. the last tour leaving at 10:00 p.m. Each tour last for approximately 1 ½ hours.

·       Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specified tour. All tickets are $18.00 each.

·       No flashlights, cameras or video equipment allowed.

·       Tours are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Magnolia Cemetery is located at 70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, S. C.
The event will go on RAIN OR SHINE. 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE www.csatrust.org   and go to the home page.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS


    We here at Magnolia are truly honored to have been included with the recipients of the Historic Preservation Awards presented by S.C. Gov. Nikki R. Haley. Pictured above from left are Beverly M. Donald, Superintendent, Magnolia Cemetery; Gov..Haley; Robert Gurley, Director of Advocacy, Preservation Society of Charleston; and Craig Bennett, Jr., Bennett Preservation Engineering.
  
    Thanks and gratitude go to the PreservationSociety of Charleston for including the Magnolia Cemetery Receiving Tomb on its “Seven to Save” project, Craig Bennett, Jr. with the Bennett Preservation Engineering PC for his expert contributions to the project, and the family of Ted Ashton Phillips, Jr. for graciously making this project happen.

    On June 11, 2014 at the State House, the Preservation Society of Charleston, Bennett Engineering PC and Magnolia Cemetery Trust all received the Honor Award for Historic Preservation. The South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards in partnership with the PalmettoTrust for Historic Preservation and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History present this Historic Preservation Award in recognition of exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural and heritage.

    The Board of Trustees for Magnolia Cemetery Trust extends gratitude to each of the entities for all their involvement, hard work and interest in Magnolia Cemetery and look forward to working with you all in the future.   

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CHARLESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY HOSTED AN AWARD CEREMONY


On behalf of the board of trustees of Magnolia Cemetery, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to first Alys Anne Wiedeke for nominating our grand oak tree in the non-profit category. We thank  the Charleston Horticultural Society and the Tree committee for recognizing and appreciating the "Grandfather Oak" (a name we here at Magnolia gave it) and our efforts to maintain not only the health of the Grand Oak but all the trees at our cherished Magnolia Cemetery.

Last but not least we thank and give credit to our lot holders, families and friends who year after year generously donate to the Magnolia Cemetery Trust Memorial Fund. Without their donations we would be hard pushed to keep our trees healthy and maintained.

Pictured below are Beverly Donald, Superintendent, Park Smith, Trustee for Magnolia and Ayls Anne Wiedeke who nominated our tree. Also in attendance from Magnolia Cemetery was Marcia Beczynski.  We here at Magnolia consider this to be a great honor.




GREAT TURN OUT FOR BOOK SIGNING


Saturday's book signing. "IN THE ARMS OF ANGEL" by Patrick Harwood proved to be a great success.Everyone that came out had a great time and various stories to share.

I was surprised how many of the visitors were under the impression that Magnolia Cemetery was no longer selling grave spaces. We are a full service cemetery offering ground space and mausoleum spaces for full casket and niches for cremated remains.

If you missed Saturday's book signing here at Magnolia Cemetery don't fret because Professor Harwood will have his second signing at the College of Charleston's Cougar Mall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Monday, April 7, 2014

WITH EASTER COMES GLORIOUS COLOR


As we quickly approach Easter, we have only to look around the cemetery to witness the glory of the the magnificence rebirth of color as the camellias and azaleas peak with blooms. If you haven't been out to see GOD'S beautiful work of art here at the cemetery we encourage you to do so quickly as the blooms do not last for long. If you make it to Magnolia this Saturday April 12, 2012 between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. you will be in for a treat. Professor Harwood will be signing his new book "IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS MAGNOLIA CEMETERY Charleston's treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry."

We are once again offering to place Easter lilies on the grave of your loved ones for the cost of $20.00 per plant. If you haven't made arrangements with the office for this service please do so before April 16, 2014 by contacting us here at the office.