We are partnering with the Hampton Roads Hikers to help restore Elmerton Cemetery in Hampton to a respectful state. Black education pioneer Mary Peake rests at Elmerton along with many Africans who were emancipated during our Civil War. The Barrette-Peake Heritage Foundation maintains the cemetery and relies on volunteers. COVID has sidelined many who have contributed in the past and there is a great need for new volunteers. This project includes trash pickup and lawn maintenance.
Each volunteer is required to complete a liability waiver holding the Barrett Peake Heritage Foundation harmless. Waivers will be available at the start of each event.