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The Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery is volunteer-operated and maintained. While the Recreation and Parks Department provides specialized assistance and limited funding for maintenance, the continuing care of the cemetery relies on tax-free donations and funds raised by tours, programs and special events. If you too would like to support this historical gem, here are some ways to get involved.
Join a Virtual Community Meeting
Community meetings are currently held the first Wednesday of every month via Zoom at 6pm. To participate in these meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Rural Cemetery
Individuals can join the "Friends of the Rural Cemetery" at different membership levels, or make one-time contributions to the Rural Cemetery Preservation Fund. Click here for a membership form. To become a member online, visit srcity.PerfectMind.com and click "Donations." Friends and volunteers receive a quarterly newsletter, The Cemeterian.
The Cemeterian Newsletter
If you wish to subscribe or renew your subscription to The Cemeterian quarterly newsletter, the cost is $10 per year. Click here for the form.
Preservation Committee Mission & Objectives
The mission of the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Preservation Committee is to preserve, maintain and protect this historic cemetery and to promote community support through educational tours and events and other means that demonstrate our motto, "Where History Comes to Life!"
Our objective is to research burial records and history, to provide tours and programs, update and refine maps, restore tombstones and roads, cultivate heritage roses, and to provide and educate for the care of the California native plants and trees.