Projects

Haven Creek Cemetery, Roanoke Island N.C.
Haven Creek Cemetery, Roanoke Island, North Carolina

Suffolk, Virginia

Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery Foundation (2018-2019)

Foundation logo, website, email, Facebook page, letterhead, donor letter(s), event flyers, cemetery self-guided walking tour plan, notables list, information booklet (provided members of First Baptist Church, Mahan, and Alex Perry, Suffolk News-Herald, March, 2019)


Publication: “Suffolk’s Oak Lawn Cemetery: A History,” Suffolk Happenings, Harambee Communications, Inc. May, 2019.


Compiled and submitted list of eligible burials (Oak Lawn Cemetery) for Virginia African American cemeteries eligible for state funding, December, 2018


Preservation Virginia: Legislative Update, January 14, 2019


Virginia Acts of the Assembly: HB2311, Historical African American cemeteries; adds a cemetery in City of Suffolk, March 8, 2019


Black History Month Presentation, Oak Lawn Cemetery, First Baptist Church, Mahan (February 16, 2019)

Members of the Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery Foundation (l-r): Reginald Dirtion, President; Nadia K. Orton, Secretary/Historian; Oulaneace Saunders, Vice-President; Wilbur Holland, Jr., Treasurer. Courtesy: First Baptist Church, Mahan

Research, application, and text for historical highway marker, Oak Lawn Cemetery

Oak Lawn Cemetery Historical Marker, November 5, 2019. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Board of Historic Resources (DHR) – Agenda, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia: June 19, 2019


Board of Historic Resources (DHR) – Quarterly Meeting, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia: June 20, 2019: Sponsor Historical Markers – Diversity


Board of Historic Resources (DHR) – Draft Minutes, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia: June 20, 2019


Historical Highway Marker Approval Letter, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia – Virginia Department of Historic Resources, June 20, 2019


Portsmouth, Virginia

Mount Calvary Cemetery Complex (est. 1879)

Research, application, and text for historical highway marker, October-December, 2015

Marker Portsmouth Nadia Orton Copyright
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex historical highway marker, September, 2016. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

United States Colored Troop Headstone Replacement Project: Identification, research, applications, and funding for seventeen replacement headstones

Blog: Honoring Civil War Veterans of Virginia and North Carolina (February, 2019)

Video: Historians push to preserve US service members’ gravestones in Hampton Roads, Wavy.com (April, 2019)


Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (est. 1912)

Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

United States Colored Troop Headstone Project: Replacing three Civil War veterans headstones in the cemetery (coming soon)


Richmond, Virginia

Evergreen Cemetery (est. 1891)

Photo: Nadia K. Orton, September 25, 2019. All rights reserved.

Compiling list of interments (14,380 as of October, 2019)


Evergreen Cemetery Executive Planning and Review Team (2018-current)