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 the City of Savannah, have truly shone through during this challenging time. We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support that made this restoration possible.
In a regrettable incident this past summer, the historic Jewish Gates at Bonaventure Cemetery fell victim to a reckless driver. The damage left a void in the heart of our cherished landmark, a site that stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of Savannah’s history. However, adversity often brings out the best in communities, and so it did for the Bonaventure Cemetery Historical Society.
The Fundraiser Tour:
In response to this unfortunate event, the Society, in collaboration with the City of Savannah, organized a special fundraiser tour to garner support for the repair and restoration of the Jewish Gates. The response from our community was nothing short of extraordinary. Visitors, history enthusiasts, and compassionate individuals alike came together to join the cause, demonstrating the deep connection we all share with this historical gem.
A Community United:
The success of this fundraising campaign, backed by the combined efforts of the Bonaventure Cemetery Historical Society and the City of Savannah, underscores the power of a community united by a shared love for history and preservation. Your dedication has not only restored a physical structure but has also reaffirmed the importance of safeguarding our cultural heritage for future generations.
The Restoration Journey:
The meticulous restoration process, funded by the Bonaventure Historical Society and the City of Savannah, involved skilled artisans and craftsmen who worked tirelessly to recreate the intricate details of the Jewish Gates. Every hammer stroke and brush of paint carried with it a commitment to preserving the past and ensuring that the stories etched in Bonaventure Cemetery endure.
As we celebrate the return of the fully restored Jewish Gates, let us reflect on the strength of our community and the remarkable impact we can achieve when we come together. The gates now stand tall and proud, welcoming visitors to explore the history and beauty that Bonaventure Cemetery holds within its hallowed grounds.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who attended the fundraiser tour, contributing not only your time but also your generosity towards the restoration efforts. Your presence and support, along with the collaborative efforts of the Bonaventure Historical Society and the City of Savannah, have played a crucial role in bringing the Jewish Gates back to their former glory.
In closing, the Bonaventure Cemetery Historical Society expresses its deepest appreciation to everyone who contributed to this successful restoration endeavor! Your support, along with the partnership of the Bonaventure Historical Society and the City of Savannah, has not only repaired a historical structure but has also strengthened the bonds of our community.
Here’s to preserving history, embracing unity, and cherishing the rich heritage of Bonaventure Cemetery for generations to come!