Thursday, May 7, 2015

A WELCOMED ADDITION TO MAGNOLIA CEMETERY




Magnolia Cemetery is proud to welcome the addition of an exquisite private mausoleum nestled among the beautiful oaks and magnolias located in the Belvidere Section of the cemetery.

The Board of Trustees of Magnolia Cemetery recently approved the architectural/engineer drawings and style of the building. The foundation has been poured and the first row of granite is in place (pictured above). We congratulate the family building this mausoleum and thank them for choosing our beautiful historic cemetery.

If your family does not have memorial property and plan to be buried at Magnolia Cemetery we encourage you to do so while the options are still available. For more detailed information about our services or offerings please contact the Magnolia Cemetery Office at the above contacts or you can stop by the office and talk to one of our staff members.

Magnolia is a perpetual care cemetery. However, it wasn't always required that you purchase perpetual care when purchasing memorial property. The purchase of perpetual care has been mandatory since 1974 and lots that were purchased prior to 1974 and remain without perpetual care are not sharing the financial burden of the cemetery’s upkeep. We ask that you please check with the cemetery office to see if your lot is in perpetual care. Money placed in the perpetual care fund helps increase the dividends and interest needed to fund the everyday operations of the cemetery.




SESQUICENTENNIAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE



One Hundred and Fifty years after the Civil War came to a close, we at Magnolia Cemetery stop to commemorate the tragic cost in human lives during the War. The public is invited to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans this Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM at the Soldiers Grounds in Magnolia Cemetery for the sesquicentennial Memorial Day Service.

South Carolina ranks third in lives lost on the Confederate side. It has been said as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as were killed in the whole of the Vietnam War. Here at Magnolia Cemetery we estimate over 3,000 Confederate soldiers are buried within the Soldiers Ground and privately owned family lots.

Many families lost more than one member to this unprecedentedly violent war. One example of a family that suffered a great lost would be the Huger family. Daniel Elliott Huger, II and Carolina Proctor Huger lost three sons to this conflict. Daniel Elliott Huger, III killed in action at Chickamauga, Stephan Proctor Huger killed in action at Shiloh and Joseph Proctor Huger killed in action at Fort Sumpter. All were Great grandsons of Arthur Middleton and Mary Polly Izard of Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens. This story and many others like it can be found in Professor PatrickHarwood’s newest book IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry sold here at Magnolia and many other location around Charleston.

I encourage you to attend the service and take the time to stroll through the cemetery and witness for yourselves the history of Magnolia Cemetery.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

BOOK SIGNING AT MAGNOLIA CEMETERY

Christmas is just around the corner. If you are still undecided about what to give let me recommend a perfectly awesome gift weather it is for a family member, friend, professional colleague, boss or client, a book about my favorite place Magnolia Cemetery.

Professor Patrick Harwood will be at Magnolia Cemetery December 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 12 noon to sell and sign his new book "IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS."  The book beautifully illustrated with pictures taken by Professor Harwood himself will take you on a journey through Charleston’s treasure of history, mystery and artistry.  I feel his book would be a wonderful addition to anyone's personal library.  So, drop by the cemetery and purchase that Christmas gift without standing in line and searching for a parking place. 


Monday, November 24, 2014

CHRISTMAS WREATHS



         We would remind those of you who use our Christmas Wreath service to please try and have your order in by December 10, 2014. If you are not familiar with our wreath program we will make and place a live wreath with a finished diameter of approximately 20 inches. This includes a red bow and some live embellishments for $30. Those of you who have prepaid for the year will not have to reorder for Christmas 2014 but should renew for the 2015 holidays. Flowers can be place on your loved ones grave on Birthdays, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Easter and Christmas. Please contact the office for details or email magnoliacemetery@aol.com.

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.