Historical Society to take care of local history: UEL cemetery first project.

By Staff

May 22nd, 2024

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington Historical Society has taken on a new project and put their money where their mouth is: they pledged $5000 toward restoration and clean-up of our Pioneer Cemeteries.  Though the Neighbourhood Campaign, the City of Burlington has matched that amount and added more to our project.

Gates to the United Empire Loyalist Cemetery

They have chosen the United Empire Loyalist cemetery on Plains Road (in front of IKEA), AKA Job’s Lane Cemetery & The Brick Cemetery.

Whatever the name, they are planning a cleanup day for Wednesday, June 19th which just happens to be United Empire Loyalist Day in Ontario, with a rain date and an extra day of cleanup if required, of June 22nd.

Fitting, since many of our own  founding fathers were of UEL stock and are buried in this cemetery.

Their plan is to produce a series of short videos explaining the project and the importance of the cemetery to Burlington.  A link to the first video is HERE

 

 

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  • […] Historical Society to take care of local history: UEL cemetery first project By staff, 22 May 2024 Burlington [ON] Gazette The Burlington Historical Society has taken on a new project and put their money where their mouth is: they pledged $5000 toward restoration and clean-up of our Pioneer Cemeteries.  Though the Neighbourhood Campaign, the City of Burlington has matched that amount and added more to our project. They have chosen the United Empire Loyalist cemetery on Plains Road (in front of IKEA), AKA Job’s Lane Cemetery & The Brick Cemetery. Read more and video… […]

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