Henry Carver Memorial Dedication on August 22nd

August 21, 2009 – 1:48 pm

Professor Henry Carver

Professor Henry Carver

Among the many historic figures who are buried at Riverside Cemetery is Henry Carver who, among other accomplishments, was the first president of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Bloomsburg University Archivist and Historian Robert Dunkelberger has extensively researched Professor Carver’s life; a short summary of his research is available on the Bloomsburg University Website.

Professor Carver lived in Denver for several years after his time in Bloomsburg, serving for a year as the superintendent of the Denver School System in the 1870s. For much of his time in Denver he lived with his oldest daughter Sarah and her husband, Hiram G. Wolff, in their home in the Highland neighborhood.

Bloomsburg University’s first president, Henry Carver, died in Denver, Colorado, in 1889. He is buried in an unmarked grave at Riverside Cemetery in Denver. The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association and the Friends of the BU Library are donating a headstone for Carver’s grave to commemorate his legacy.

On August 22nd, 2009 at 2:15pm the Bloomsburg Alumni Association will be dedicating a monument to Professor Carver at Riverside (Block 4, Lot 73). For more about the luncheon, presentation, and dedication, visit the Bloomsburg Alumni Website.

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