The Forest Hills Educational Trust

The non-profit Forest Hills Educational Trust was founded to preserve, interpret, enhance, and celebrate historic Forest Hills Cemetery, a place of burial and remembrance which is also one of Boston's most magnificent green spaces and resonant historic sites.

The Trust has developed diverse programs which promote and enrich public use of this community resource, including:

  • walking tours exploring history, art and horticulture
  • exhibitions of contemporary art
  • concerts, performance art events, and poetry readings
  • ceremonies of remembrance, including the Lantern Festival and the Day of the Dead (presented by La Pinata and hosted by the Trust)
  • projects preserving the Cemetery's endangered memorial sculpture
  • a summer long arts and education program serving children in Boston inner city camps
  • an artist in residence program organized in collaboration with the Little House School Alternative Middle School in Dorchester
  • educational fieldtrips developed in collaboration with our neighborhood schools: the Haley and Young Achievers Schools

In addition we collect and maintain archival materials relating to the Cemetery and its historic figures and publish interpretive brochures and guides.

Our work is made possible through support from Forest Hills Cemetery, generous contributions from individuals, grants from foundations and government agencies, and donations from local businesses. We thank all the people and organizations who make our work possible through their support