Mount Moriah Cemetery & Catherine Ware

This past weekend I attended a restoration event at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia. Before work began for the day, one of the board members took me to visit Catherine Ware’s monument on the Yeadon (Delaware County) side of the cemetery.

Catherine Ware's Monument

Catherine Ware’s Monument

The plot is so overgrown that only the top half of this huge monument is visible right now. All that overgrowth is at least 5 or 6 feet high.

For comparison, consider the photo I originally posted of Ann W. Rulon standing in front of this monument. Better yet, here’s a photo of the Ware plot with the whole thing cleared. According to the Friends of Mount Moriah, this overgrowth only occurred in a few short months as the plot was cleared in the spring.

The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery are doing incredible work trying to preserve the history of this cemetery in Philadelphia. The all volunteer group are trying to win the battle against invasive plants and overgrowth.

You can learn more about the history of the cemetery and what led to the formation of the Friends of Mount Moriah on their website.

If you live in the Philadelphia area, come on out for a restoration event and help us reclaim this beautiful space! Whether near or far, I encourage everyone to consider a donation to the group. Even $5.00 puts some gas in the mowers!


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