What does the Fairmount Heritage Foundation do?
The Fairmount Heritage Foundation was created in 2001 to assist in preserving the historical treasures of both Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries. The volunteer base includes historians, veterans, preservationists, horticulturists and the general community.
We are continually looking for donations and volunteer support in a variety of areas that we steward including the beautification and preservation of:
The state’s largest Arboretum
Heritage Rose Garden
Two of Colorado’s oldest functioning cemeteries
Designated Urban Wildlife Watching Areas
An Archival Bookstore
Group Tours at Fairmount and Riverside
Special tours are offered to help fund the Fairmount Heritage Foundation. Tours are specifically designed for special interest groups and school groups, by appointment only. In the past, we have offered both guided and self-paced tours geared around:
- Fall Colors
- Cemetery/ Headstone Symbolism
- Women in History (Women Behaving Badly)
- History and Mystery
- Gay History
- African American History
- Stained Glass Tours
- Civil War Veterans
- Veteran Tours
- Japanese American History
- And more!
Special Events at Fairmount and Riverside
Our parklike setting at Fairmount, including our arboretum, rose garden, chapels and mausoleums, and our new event center make for a unique and special visit. We open the grounds for special events and can use help with ground clean up, landscaping, archives and historical research. These components add to the historical preservation of the buildings and grounds while also allowing us to educate visitors on a variety of topics to enhance their visit.
Special events include:
- Private celebrations (in lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the foundation)
- Veteran’s Day Celebrations (setting and removing flags)
- Christmas Eve Services
- Family Movie Night
- Rose Garden Sales
- And more!
Overall, the Fairmount Heritage Foundation is responsible for the beautification, maintenance, preservation, education, and archival compilation. We are looking for support with landscape, administrative help including filing, research and documentation, tour leaders and volunteer support, fundraising, and any other way you feel you could offer a benefit.
To volunteer, or to get more information, contact Jim Cavoto at 303-399-0692. CLICK HERE to view our Financial Support Levels today.