On May 17, Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR of Eureka Springs, Arkansas held an event at the historic Eureka Springs Cemetery to mark the graves of past chapter members. Markers with the NSDAR logos were placed next to the 34 known graves that go back to the organizing members (1951) of the chapter. GPS coordinates were also recorded for each member’s gravesite so that the chapter can honor them at future events. This year the markers remained at the gravesites through Memorial Day.
Pictured at the cemetery are chapter members next to the latest grave which is of Stella Bucknam, whose grandmother was the chapter’s first regent. Chapter members have also been participating in a year-long project of cleaning gravestones in this cemetery funded by an Arkansas historic preservation grant awarded to the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission.