The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery meet the third Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at the Niles Law Enforcement Complex, located at Main St and Silverbrook Ave.
In addition to discussing progress made with our restoration and education projects, we feature a Guest Speaker. Past speakers have given talks about the history of Niles, gravestone restoration, and biographies of leading citizens. Many of our members also have interests in genealogy and local history. Members, nonmembers, and guests are always welcome to attend at no cost.
- Published: April 28, 2017 April 28, 2017
With spring upon us and summer coming right next, you might be coming out to Silverbrook Cemetery to prepare and clean up your family's graves. Or you just might be taking a lovely walk through our historic property. As you do, keep an eye out for our United States Flags that might be remaining from last year. Although these flags could be still in their upright position, they may be looking tired, torn and worn. Or some may be lying in the dirt, having gotten caught up in the winds from the storms this spring.
The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery, along with the Rebecca Dewey Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is asking that you gather your old flags so they can be properly disposed. If you see worn out flags in the Cemetery that are not on your family's grave site, please inform the cemetery office so that one of the city employees can gather them during their regualar maintenance.
You can deposit your old flags in the receiving tub at Niles City Hall at 333 N. 2nd Street and allow the Rebecca Dewey Chapter to properly retire your flags. The Chapter can be contacted at www.dewey.michdar.net.
For more, click here to see a full interview with Kat Alton on WSBT-TV.
- Published: April 25, 2017 April 25, 2017
- Published: April 13, 2017 April 13, 2017
The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery annual open house will be held on Thursday, April 20th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Complex, 1600 Silverbrook Ave. in Niles.
Guest Speaker: Caryn Adler of Niles will give a presentation on “The Dash Between the Dates.”
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend, bring a friend!
- Published: March 17, 2017 March 17, 2017
The March 1st tornado and winds hitting the east side of Niles also caused a large pine tree along Silverbrook Creek to fall in our cemetery. It was located on Hamilton Drive, which is the main roadway into the cemetery, crossing the creek. The tree was on the left hand side of the road. Cemetery employees have removed the downed tree.