Preserving, Restoring, Operating and Maintaining Olivewood Cemetery

Honoring Olivewood

We are thrilled to announce that we have inspired what we hope is our first of many Girl Scout Gold Award projects. Kasey French’s project is A Photographic Homage to Olivewood.



This video, created by Kasey French, is a photographic homage to Houston’s first incorporated African American Cemetery, Olivewood Cemetery. The cemetery has been a jungle for years, but those that see the value and the grace of preserving Houston’s heritage come to Olivewood Cemetery to work hard at clearing the vegetation and embrace the vision of restoring this Texas landmark to its original glory as a sacred public park.

A suite of 12 framed images from the photographic portfolio are on display at Paulie’s Restaurant, located at 1834 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas, through May 2012. The photographs are available for sale, with proceeds going to the Descendants of Olivewood to continue to preserve and protect this cemetery.


A few of the pieces are displayed below: