Stories of Love and Courage | 6th Annual SCI Cemetery Tour ~ Nov 3, 2018

Service Corporation International (SCI) proudly presents

Archaeology Now – 6th Annual Cemetery Tour


cosponsored by Christ Church Cathedral


Visiting the graves of our loved ones can be a powerful way of linking us to our personal past. Telling stories of those that have gone before can strengthen our sense of belonging and inspire us to continue the legacy of our forebears.

Pinky Yates, an early African-American educator, with her sister, Martha Yates Jones, celebrating Juneteenth Day, 1908.
This fall, the 6th annual cemetery tour, sponsored by SCI and led by Houston historian Betty Chapman, will visit the final resting places of a wonderful group of women whose stories will be told by either their living relatives or groups with which they are associated.  We will visit Forest Park Lawndale, College Park, and Glenwood Cemeteries.
Memorial Marker, Charlotte Allen, the “Mother of Houston”
On the tour you will not only hear stories about some of the famous women from bygone days of our beloved city but also women who, through their hard work and persistence, were the backbone of their community.  You will be surprised at their accomplishments, you’ll be moved by their courage, and you will be touched by their love for family and community.
Kezia Payne DePelchin, Founder of DePelchin Orphanage, the “home for children with no place to go.”


After the tour, join us for a wake to toast the accomplishments of the women we’re honoring.  Tap your toes to the sweet sounds of a New Orleans brass ensemble, sip wines made by women vintners, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres crafted by Laurenzo Catering (imagine Houston without Mama Ninfa!).
Nina Laurenzo (“Mama Ninfa”), founder of Ninfas Restaurant, in her kitchen


Saturday, November 3, 2018

1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
TICKETS are $55 each – prepaid reservations only with limited seating
Tickets are available by phone at 713-364-6344
OR through Paypal at houstonarchaeology
For more information, visit our website at or contact Becky Lao, executive director of Archaeology Now at 713.364.6344