Monument Preservation Projects

To Honor and Remember

The Forest Home Historic Preservation Association is dedicated to preserving and restoring historically significant monuments. After 172 years, many of the oldest monuments of Milwaukee's notable citizens are unreadable, crumbling or missing. Each year we focus on a few monument preservation projects to properly restore these ancient gravestones and preserve the memory of important residents. Through your gift these Milwaukeeans will continue to be remembered by future generations. 

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Donate to Forest Home Cemetery Preservation

Completed in 2021

In 1861, a 24 year old black man named George Marshall Clark was lynched by a mob for a crime he did not commit. His family buried him at Forest Home in an unmarked grave. It is possible that this grave was left unmarked because of the prohibitive cost of a marker or possibly because family members did not want the young man's final resting place to be disturbed or vandalized. Donations to the preservation fund were raised by a local artist,Tyrone Randle, and a marker was dedicated on the 160th anniversary of his death.

George Marshall Clark's grave in section 17

2022 Project - Replacing George H. Walker's obelisk

George H. Walker was one of Milwaukee's Founding Fathers and twice served as Mayor. He settled on the south side in what is now called the Walker's Point neighborhood. Walker's marker has been worn by time and is beginning to be unreadable.