New Website Under Development!
our non-profit celebrates our 25th anniversary!
Welcome to the website for the Walker-Blake Graveyard Restoration Project, Inc., (WBGRP) which is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation in Massachusetts. We were founded in 1995.
For the benefit of future generations, to preserve the graveyard using various restoration techniques and to protect the graveyard from further vandalism.
We have received a $5,750 grant from the Taunton River Stewardship Council! This grant was made in memory of Maryan Nowak who was a member of the TRSC and was on the Board of Directors o the WBGRP. This money will be used toward restoration of about 10 gravestones this year!
For many years I have researched our family history. The research brought me to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1988. At the Old Colony Historical Society I found information on ancestors who had lived in Taunton and where they were buried. With a copy of the Daughters of the American Revolution compilation of the "Eleven Cemeteries in Taunton", I visited the cemeteries of our ancestors. The Walker-Blake Graveyard is located in a remote area. The cemetery is situated on a rise that overlooks the Taunton River. A stone wall creates a border on all its’ four sides.