Alhambra Cemetery Potter's Field, Martinez
(Bottom of Hill)
Saturdays: Aug 26, Sep 16, Sep 30
9 am - 2 pm
Sponsors: Martinez Historical Society - Potter's Field Restoration Project, SOLS
Break out your inner archaeologist, or Indiana Jones Adventurer and help clean and excavate the Chinese-American Funerary Burner in Potter's Field. Be part of the potential discovery of an older and very rare earlier version underneath. Work with Sean Dexter from Condor Country Consulting our resident Archaeologist & Christian Rousset our Project Manager and master craftsman.
1) Deconstruct Chinese-American Funerary Burner;
2) Clean bricks of old mortar;
3) Uncover potential remnants of earlier Burner.
Refreshments, Water, First Aid, Bug Spray & Suntan Lotion generously provided by SOLS.
Wear comfortable clothes, a pair of gloves & protective eye-wear. If you have any tools that you feel could be useful for removing old mortar from brick, please bring them. Otherwise tools will be provided.
Besides our cemetery cleanups, we are engaged in ongoing research to uncover the genealogy of the residents of Potter's Field. By using County records, City of Martinez's decedent lists, information from the few existing headstones, vital records, past newspapers and more we are discovering the lost history of Martinez and California's origins.
For further information, donations or to volunteer:
Please contact: Joseph Palmer,
Potter's Field Restoration Project Coordinator
Phone: (925) 335-9396 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judie & Joseph Palmer are two of the founding members of the Potter’s Field Restoration Project and its Martinez Cemetery Committee for the Martinez Historical Society. Joseph is also a MHS Board Director, chairman of the committee and webmaster of its website. Both have a passion for discovery, history, genealogy, anthropology and archaeology.