We’ve always said, “Bonaventure is 4 Lovers.” And the place is full of thousands in fact. I wish I could learn and tell every one of their stories in my own lifetime! Many of those couples would tell you that, “you only live once,” and that’s exactly why you should treat yourself and a special other to this weekend’s Bonaventure After Hours’ event! Dare to be different on date night! Bonaventure TV V-Day Commercial
So what exactly is happening? Firstly, until Shannon Scott created the opportunity for the visitor to see Bonaventure Cemetery after the gates have closed, very few folks outside of locals and the wandering stray coyote, had much wandered the grounds during what Shannon refers to as “the enchantment hours.” The regulars are all sleeping, the weedeaters have stopped whirring and its at times so quiet, you only hear your footsteps. Even fewer people have ever seen it at twilight and nightfall and this is the time of year where you can join in doing that! For greater details, please go toBonaventure After Hours Tour
Bonaventure Cemetery’s Hartmann Sisters Statue is probably one of the most asked about by visitors to Bonaventure and one of the most overlooked at the same time.
Sculptor John Walz devoted a number of statues to the Hartmann family plot, but there are few statues more iconic than the monument placed here commonly called “The Hartmann Twins.” This has become misleading as the two sisters never knew each other but sculptor John Walz represents them cuddling as if they had been close in life. The sisters are depicted on top of either an inverted baptismal basin, child’s wash-tub or possibly a child’s crib. The inversion of the object is to show the close of a life. Watch the video on our page or check out our YouTube Channel, BonaventureTVThe Hartmann Sisters
Also this monument is in need of serious cleaning and other preservation! If interested in sponsoring a cleaning of it, please contact The City of Savannah Cemetery Department’s Preservation Coordinator Sam Beetler at 912-651-6772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’d like to know more about how to help this rare, precious and endangered monument!