The Forest Hills Educational Trust

About The Trust

THE 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
  • Concerts, performance art events, and poetry readings
  • Collecting and maintaining archival materials relating to the Cemetery and its historic figures and publishing interpretive brochures and guides.

The Trust’s 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. Thank you to all the people and organizations who make this work possible through their support.

Support The Trust

The Trust’s innovative programs invite the public to discover and explore a grand romantic landscape, spectacular arboretum, open air museum, and inspiring spiritual sanctuary. Whether you have enjoyed an adventurous exhibition of contemporary art or a newly conserved historic masterpiece, a fascinating walking tour or top quality concert, or if you have family or a loved one buried here, we hope you will consider supporting our work. Contributions from individuals provide essential support for the Trust’s work.

The Trust’s programs make top quality arts, humanities, and cultural programs accessible in one of Boston’s most inspiring historic green spaces. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible as the Trust is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

You may wish to remember or honor an individual by making a gift in their name.

Individuals interested in underwriting special initiatives which meet their particular interests can contact us at the main office.

We invite you to support the Trust by making a donation through either of these secure online giving organizations —

Greater GivingThe Network For Good

If you prefer, you can mail in a contribution. You can make your contribution by check, charge card, or a donation of securities.

Thank you for your support of the Trust’s innovative programs and Boston’s most beautiful and evocative historic landscape.


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