This is the 1897 Smurthwaite House; headquarters for the organization.
The house was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Upstairs are the offices and records gathered by the volunteers.
I knew one of the early members, Marge West, who did constant research on the cemeteries, the pioneers and the people buried in these downtown Phoenix cemeteries.
Time has taken a toll on the graves and the monuments.
The cemeteries are surrounded by modern buildings and streets.
Some graves are little more than piles of rubble. Long forgotten.
There are modern monuments to soldiers and others.
If you live in the Phoenix area consider helping to support its history.
You can learn more here.
If not in Phoenix, perhaps there are similar programs in your area.