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Trenton Museum Society hosting historic cemetery tour

October 11, 2012

The following announcement is for an event planned and held by the Trenton Museum Society. We are posting it here because we think it would be of interest to our followers.

Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton

Tour by Richard A. Sauers

Sunday, October 28, 2012 2 pm

General Admission $10 at the door Free for members of the Trenton Museum Society

Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton will visit the gravesites of notable Trenton residents who championed the efforts behind many of its monuments, historic sites, and oldest Municipal Parks. These include the Abbott Farm, Broad Street Bank, Cadwalader Park, Mercer County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Old Barracks, Roebling Monument, Trent House, Trenton Battle Monument, Trenton Country Club, Washington Monument, and even the “shaky bridge.”

The tour will begin at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion at 2 P.M. for a brief orientation and then leave by car to Riverview Cemetery. The walking tour will cover about one mile and participants are reminded to wear comfortable shoes.


Richard A. Sauers is cemetery historian at Riverview Cemetery. He has presented his research, which reflects interests in the histories of monument companies, “white bronze” gravemarkers, and the memorialization of victims of accidents and disasters, to the American Culture Association, Association for Gravestone Studies, Far-West Popular/American Culture Association, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, and Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association.

He is currently co-chair of the Death in American Culture area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, and a member of the Cemeteries and Gravemarkers area of the American Culture Association, Potteries of Trenton Society, and Trenton Museum Society.

For more information, contact the Trenton Museum Society at 609-989-1191 or

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  1. Elaine L. Palatine permalink

    Please add my name to Richard Sauers email list: I was on his recent Riverview Cemetery tour. It was excellent!

  2. Elaine L. Palatine permalink

    Add name to R. Sauer’s email list . Last Riverview tour was excellent. Good Luck with all your plans.

  3. Elaine L. Palatine permalink

    Thank You!

  4. Elaine, We’re glad you enjoyed Rich’s tour of the cemetery. Unfortunately we do no have access to his list. You will need to contact him directly at

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