Through this program, volunteers from the Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery will create a digital archive of the more than 35,000 monuments at Riverside Cemetery. Volunteers are trained in how to photograph the monuments, document the inscriptions, and analyze the condition of the materials (whether sandstone, limestone, marble, granite, or other), set GPS coordinates, and upload the information to the doc-a-block website.
Each volunteer will be given a section of the cemetery which they can document on their own schedule – at the end of the day we intend to have a comprehensive resource for the history and condition of Denver’s oldest and most historic cemetery.
If you can’t attend this training, don’t worry – we have more training sessions coming up later this year. Anyone interested is encouraged to send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org to be informed of upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Special thanks to Sue Weatherman and Kate Barnes for their great efforts in making this training happen.