The story of Mount Peace Cemetery was broadcast on Fox Philly. View it here.
May is Historic Preservation Month. To mark it, the Lawnside Historical Society is asking people to go to our national historic sites and other special places to showcase places that matter. That includes Mount Peace Cemetery, the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum, the Lawnside Public School (now Lawnside Meadows), Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Borough Hall, Lawnside Volunteer Fire Company and Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Contact the Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signs or download them here at This Place Matters, take pictures or make videos and post them social media with the hashtags #ThisPlaceMatters and #LawnsideMatters
Volunteers worked hard Saturday morning cleaning up Mount Peace Cemetery in Lawnside, opened in 1902 for African Americans. On the National Register of Historic Places at National Register Sites, it holds 108 Civil War vets. Thanks to ALL who show #ThisPlaceMatters @SavingPlaces