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Camellia Dedication Ceremony

Bonaventure Cemetery Camellia Dedication Ceremony: Honoring First Ladies of Georgia The City of Savannah and Bonaventure Cemetery will host a dedication ceremony for twelve specially cultivated camellias named for the First Ladies of Georgia. The Dedication ceremony will include Cemeteries’ Director, Samuel Beetler, II, Liz Pascual, Master Gardener with the UGA Extension office, and our…

A Triumph of Restoration: Celebrating the Return of Bonaventure Cemetery’s Jewish Gates

Restoring Bonaventure Cemetery’s Jewish Gates Greetings, dear friends and supporters of the Bonaventure Historical Society! We are thrilled to share the wonderful news of the successful restoration of the iconic Jewish Gates that suffered damage earlier this summer. The resilience and generosity of our community, coupled with the support of the Bonaventure Historical Society and…

Cemetery Etiquette When Visiting Bonaventure

Bonaventure Cemetery is a beautiful place to visit with many old trees and lanes lined with azaleas and camelias. The monuments and vistas are part of charm of Bonaventure, which continues to be a working cemetery.  Here are a few guidelines regarding cemetery etiquette to remember during your visit.   If you see a crowd…

Bonaventure Cemetery Update

by Leslie Alwiel This year has been challenging for all of us and we have all had to get used to doing business in new ways. Even in these difficult times the Bonaventure Historical Society continues to support conservation efforts at the cemetery.   The cemetery is open from 8 am to 5 pm daily.  The…

Vince Dooley Visits Bonaventure

Bonaventure Cemetery had special visitors stop by on Tuesday the 30thof October. Vince Dooley and his wife, Barbara, were joined by our own Sonny Seiler and Elizabeth Ford who provided a guided tour. It was a lovely day and perfect for showing off beautiful Bonaventure. Coach Dooley built the University of Georgia into one of…

BHS Volunteer Katherine Haile

The Bonaventure Historical Society is a volunteer organization comprised of people who care about history and preservation.  Everything we accomplish is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.  We, like the people who visit Bonaventure Cemetery, love the place and work hard to maintain its beauty and significance as a historical landmark.…