This was an historic day for Mount Moriah. Families came to find their ancestors and many new Friends of Mount Moriah were able to help. Army re-enactors donned their military attire and told of a time long ago. Mount Moriah's first ever tour of African American sailors was conducted by Rev. Smith. The first tour of the Circle of Saint John was conducted by Mike Comfort. The Masons cleared the east path of the Circle of Saint John so now you can see the column from the main road.
On January 20, 2014, students from the University of the Sciences and other volunteers worked to clear the roadway and adjoining burial plots on Yeadon side of the cemetery. Despite the cold and snow Pennsylvania this winter, the group enjoyed some warmer temperatures and afternoon sun during the clean-up event. Photographers from the Philadelphia Photo League volunteered their time documenting the event.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery held its second annual Fall “Family and Friends” Festival. The idea was to provide a day of fun, rest, and relaxation to thank the hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard this past year to help us keep the grass cut, clear the trash, whack the weeds, and cut the trees. Sixty or so volunteers showed up wanting to work, so we provided them with hand tools and let them cut and rake grass, clear trash, whack weeds, and cut trees!
About 150 Villanova students spent their St. Thomas Day of Service with us. We were also joined by Virgin America staff for their service day project. Lots of brush and weeds were cleared from the Betsy Ross plot and Section 123. The paths in Section E rival those in any well maintained cemetery in the city. We also, for the fist time, had teams record grave markers. They worked in sections 100, 101 and the Naval Asylum.
On this bright and cool spring day, scores of people came to Mount Moriah Cemetery to participate in cleanup and restoration activities. Comcast employees and Drexel University students cleared graves, families worked together with their kids to rake and cut weeds. Asplundh employees ran seven wood chippers in various sections of the cemetery to mulch the piles of invasive trees that had been cut over the previous few months. Members of the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery worked and supervised the various efforts across the grounds.