Friends of Grove Street Cemetery
The Friends organization was founded in 1997 in response
to growing public interest in the New Haven Burial Ground,
better known as the Grove Street Cemetery, as an historic
and cultural resource for the community and the nation.
Grove Street Cemetery is the oldest incorporated cemetery
in the United States, is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and has been designated as a National
Objectives of the
1. Preservation and protection of
the Cemetery as an historically important land area, as
a place of cultural significance, and as a park-like community
2. Dissemination of historical
knowledge and other information by means of media presentations,
publications, on-site tours, lectures, conferences, etc.
Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery is administered by an
elected Board of Directors composed of persons committed
to the organization's purposes.
(Updated May, 2012)
GROVE STREET CEMETERY
Members of the Standing Committee
Gerald E. Gaab, President
Eleanor C. Babbitt
Anne T. Calabresi
Charles D. Ellis
Charles H. Long
Judith A. Schiff
Lorraine D. Siggins
John G. Simon
Regina L. Starolis
FRIENDS OF THE
GROVE STREET CEMETERY, INC.
Members of the Board of Directors
John M. Edwards, Chairman
Nancy E. Ahlstrom
Edward S.K. Bottomley
John N. Deming, Jr.
Gerald E. Gaab
E. Robert Gregan
Sondra S. Haller
Patricia B. Illingworth
Birgitta W. Johnson
James C. Niederman
Benjamin L. Sandweiss
Judith A. Schiff
All residents of the Greater New Haven area, and elsewhere,
are warmly encouraged to become active Members of the Friends.
Annual Membership dues are: $35 for individuals and $50
for couples. Contributions in excess of membership dues
would be most welcome. The membership year is October 1
to September 30.
The Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery
is a taxexempt 501 (c)(3) organization.
Any Financial Expression Of Support Is Truly Appreciated And Can Be Directed as follows:
Checks should be made payable to:
Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery, Inc.
and mailed with the completed membership
form (see right top of this page) to:
P. O. Box #9238; New Haven,
Individual $35. Couple $50.
Dues for non-profit organizations: $50. annually
Dues for corporations: $100.