Our Mission Statement
Cemeteries are eternal aren’t they? Think again. Without the proper care these vital links to the past often fade away. Join us, and help preserve a 260 year old remnant of our community’s history. Together, we can prevent a tragic loss by reversing the effects of mother nature so that this historic site can endure for new generations to appreciate.
Jack Yeakel will serve as Committee Chair. Jack is a resident of Flourtown and a descendant of some of those buried in the cemetery. He is currently a board member of the Springfield Township Historical Society. Jack has been managing large residential construction projects with McCoubrey/Overholser for 13 years and will use this experience to manage the cemetery preservation project. He has done extensive research of the cemetery’s history.
Jerry Heebner is The Schwenkfelder Church representative on the committee. He is President of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center with deep commitment to heritage projects such as this. He too, has compiled significant background material on the historical nature of this graveyard.
Liz Jarvis is Curator/Archivist at the Chestnut Hill Historical Conservancy, and has written three photographic history books of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy. For nine years Liz was the Museum Curator at the Historical Society of PA. She is a board member of the Springfield Township Historical Society, the Boarders and Stewards of the Monastery Stables in the Wissahickon Valley Park, and also serves on the Collections Committee of the Germantown Historical Society.
Leah Silverstein is the Chief of Operations and Special Projects at the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. Leah worked with Liz to write the successful application for the Yeakel Cemetery to receive a Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Grand Jury Award in 2019.
You Can Help!
Please see our Donate page for details about contributing. There will also be volunteer opportunities. Anyone interested can contact Jack Yeakel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a comment on our web page.