The Potter’s Field Restoration Project was started on Sat, May 9th, 2015 by the Martinez Historical Society (MHS) with the aid of the City of Martinez (City), City of Martinez Cemetery Commission (Commission) and the greater community at large.
The Martinez Cemetery Committee (Committee), continues to coordinate this ongoing project on behalf of MHS with the support of the City, Commission, the community and all other interested parties.
The Project's Mission: Give reverence and voice to its inhabitants, while also preserving an important outdoor museum regarding early California, Western United States, Contra Costa County and the City of Martinez Histories.
The Project's Further Mission: Attending to Potter’s Field with respect, care, and compassion for all those who are buried there along with their families.
The Project's Goals: Stabilize Potter's Field so as to prevent further erosion and destruction of its historic structures; continued maintenance of its grounds; map, reset and relocate dislodged Stones; unearth and clean all Chinese-American Funerary Burner bricks; repair, restore and preserve Burner; Chinese-American Iron Fence around Burner; and all headstones.
The Project's Additional Goals: Research, record and recover the lost history of Alhambra Cemetery, Potter's Field and its many residents.
This Project further reflects MHS’s Mission: To preserve the history of Martinez and to preserve physical objects related to that history; To study and discover new information about the history of Martinez; To educate the community about history; To arouse interest in the study of history.
If you have any information about the site or its residents please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join us for the next cleanup check the Calendar.