Berks Historical past Heart helps preservation of historic Kemp Cemetery
by Berks Historical past Heart
March 05, 2021
The Berks Historical past Heart (BHC) is proud to announce its robust assist for the preservation and restoration of the Kemp Household Cemetery situated in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
A number of weeks in the past, the Studying Eagle reported that Duke Realty, an Indiana-based developer, had submitted plans with the Township of Maxatawny to construct a warehouse atop a cemetery that homes the stays of a number of the early settlers from Berks County, together with Theobault (Dewalt) Kemp (1685-1760).
In response, many group members and descendants of the Kemp household have launched an initiative in partnership with the Kutztown Space Historic Society to file a petition and search authorized recourse.
“We sincerely want Duke Realty, the descendants of the Kemp household and the Kutztown Space Historic Society to discover a technique to protect this vital and distinctive connection to our previous,” stated a decision handed by the BHC Board of Administrators. . “The BHC appreciates the significance of defending and preserving the properties, tangible artifacts and invaluable tales of our group’s distinctive cultural historical past. The Kemps have been key contributors to the early historical past of Berks County and BHC is delicate to the hopes and needs of their descendants to recollect their households, and that their earthly stays be revered and allowed to relaxation in peace.
To take part or assist the initiative, please contact the Kutztown Space Historic Society, or ship a verify with the notice line “Donor – Match Marketing campaign, Historic Kemp Household Burial Floor” to:
Kutztown Regional Historic Society
P.O. Field 307
Regular Avenue and Whiteoak Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
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