WDEC 2015 - Guided walk at historic Mõigu Cemetery

One of the few survived headstones at Mõigu.
Estonian Heritage Society invites to guided walk at historic Mõigu Cemetery on 27th of May at 16.00.

WDEC

Each year, significant cemeteries across Europe organize events and activities within the last week in May, to raise European citizens awareness of the importance of cemeteries. Exhibitions, concerts, guided tours, seminars, workshops and other activities take place.

All events are dedicated to learning about memories and heritage of European cemeteries, emphasizing the similarities and differences among them, their diversity and extraordinary richness.

History of the cemetery

Mõigu Cemetery was established in 1774 by Baltic Germans. The outstandingly beautiful and significant cemetery, known also as Pühamägi (Sacred Hill) was the resting place of family members of Krusenstern, General Baranoff, Commandant Pattküll, Uxkül, Baron Ungern-Sternberg, Wiedeman, Allik, Heller, Kallas, Kark and many others. The cemetery was severely damaged in 1940 and during the following years of Soviet occupation. From 2011 non-governmental voluntary organisations Estonian Heritage Society, the Union of Estonian Architects, Union of Estonian Genealogists and many committed citizens have worked at the cemetery to clean it from bushes and rubbish. Your input to save this historic cemetery will be highly valuable!

Guided walk

Estonian Heritage Society invites to guided walk at historic Mõigu Cemetery on 27th of May at 16.00. Peep Pillak, Chairman of Estonian Heritage Society introduces the history and present day of the cemetery.

Volunteers are needed to plant flowers to abandoned graves!

Please register at EHS by 25  May at telephone 6412522 and 5051781, or at info@muinsuskaitse.ee. A bus will depart to Mõigu from Mere puiestee on 27 May at 16.00.

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