Welcome to Pioneers' Cemetery Association
34th Annual Memorial Day Observance - THANKS!
Our MANY thanks to all who attended and participated in our Memorial Day Observance to make it our best yet! Representatives from a wide range of historic groups including First Families, Questers, SW Civil War Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, a variety of lodges, genealogical societies, Masons, and others who laid wreaths, processed in full regalia, and had information tables. Tours were available in the 1897 Smurthwaite House and included information about a Victorian funeral. Well known radio personality, Marty Manning, was the MC for the celebration with renowned historian Len Marcisz as the keynote speaker sharing his program Honoring Cemeteries: The Legacy of a Military Wife on the Arizona Frontier.
A VERY special thanks to First Families for their generous donation supporting historic preservation!
Thanks to Questers - Phoenix Firebird Chapter!
Our thanks go out to the Phoenix Firebird Chapter of Questers for their generous donation support of historic preservation! You can learn more about our friends of The Arizona State Questers through their website.
Member Ice Cream Social - Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for details of our 2nd Annual Members' Ice Cream Social! You won't want to miss the fun of FREE ice cream, time to visit with fellow Pioneers' Cemetery Association members and volunteers, an opportunity to tour the house and the cemeteries, and even some FUN opportunities to support our historic preservation programs! Not a member yet? NOW is the time to join! Simply complete the membership form below and send it in with your dues! Membership is for the calendar year and we have a whole fall of fun ahead of us!
Smurthwaite House Video
Many thanks to City of Phoenix's Nathalie Gage as well as Pioneers' Cemetery Association's own Judy Smith and Vivia Strang for their time and talents!
Open House Saturdays Return in September
Thanks to those who attended the Open House Saturday, April 22! The next open house will be Saturday, September 23 and feature our 2nd Annual Victorian Doll Painting! This event will be a fundraiser with reservations required to paint a Victorian dressed "Dia de Los Muertos" porcelain doll. You won't want to miss the fun! Details to follow.
Open House Thursdays
Tour the cemeteries and visit historic Smurthwaite House EVERY Thursday, 10 AM-2 PM. Donations gratefully accepted. Smurthwaite House is located at 1317 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ.