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Preserving Local Legacies: Introducing the Legacy Library Campaign

Preserving Local Legacies: Introducing the Legacy Library Campaign

Mount Hope Cemetery is more than just a final resting place; it’s a repository of stories, memories, and legacies waiting to be shared with the world.

To honor its rich history and ensure it’s preserved for future generations, we’re excited to introduce the Legacy Library Campaign.

What is the Legacy Library Campaign?

The Legacy Library Campaign is an initiative to collect, preserve, and share the stories of those buried at Mount Hope Cemetery and other local African American cemeteries in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, WV.

Through this campaign, families who have ancestors resting at an historically black cemetery in Jefferson or Berkeley County WV will have the opportunity to turn their old photos, videos, and stories into professionally crafted multimedia presentations that celebrate the lives and legacies of their loved ones.

Why Participate in the Legacy Library Campaign?

  1. Preserve Family History: The Legacy Library Campaign allows you to preserve and honor the stories of your ancestors, ensuring they are not forgotten.
  2. Share Your Heritage: By participating, you contribute to a larger narrative of African American history in the Eastern Panhandle, helping to educate and inspire others.
  3. Create a Lasting Tribute: The multimedia presentations created through this campaign serve as a lasting tribute to your loved ones, preserving their memory for generations to come.
  4. Support a Worthy Cause: Your participation directly supports the preservation and maintenance efforts of Mount Hope Cemetery and other local cemeteries, ensuring they remain dignified and respected.

The Legacy Library offers a transformative opportunity to capture the essence of your family’s history and create a compelling documentary that will resonate for years to come.

Here’s a closer look at how participating in the Legacy Library can bring your family’s story to life:


  1. Comprehensive Storytelling: Through a collaborative process with our expert team, your family’s narrative is woven into a captivating documentary format, incorporating archival photos, videos, and personal anecdotes.
  2. Expert Guidance: Work closely with a dedicated Legacy Consultant who will provide guidance and support every step of the way, ensuring that your documentary reflects the unique essence of your family’s journey.
  3. Tailored Production: Each documentary is meticulously crafted to showcase the highlights and milestones of your family’s history, resulting in a personalized and impactful film that resonates with viewers.
  4. Accessible Viewing: Once completed, your family’s documentary will be featured in the Legacy Library on the Mount Hope Cemetery website, allowing family members and future generations to easily access and enjoy the film.


  1. Preservation of Family Legacy: By participating in the Legacy Library, you put those old photos and videos you’ve stored away to use while preserving and honoring the unique stories and legacies of your ancestors, ensuring that their memory lives on for generations to come.
  2. Emotional Connection: Experience the power of storytelling as you watch your family’s history unfold on screen, evoking a deep sense of connection and pride in your heritage.
  3. Educational Resource: Your family’s documentary serves as a valuable educational resource, offering insights into the cultural, historical, and personal aspects of your family’s journey.
  4. Legacy of Inspiration: Inspire future generations by sharing the triumphs, challenges, and lessons learned by your ancestors, imparting wisdom and guidance for years to come.

How Does it Work?

Participating in the Legacy Library Campaign is simple:

  1. Contact a Legacy Consultant to discuss your participation and gather materials.
  2. For a fee of $299, your Legacy Consultant will work with you to create a personalized multimedia presentation, including photos, videos, and stories.
  3. Once completed, your presentation will be featured in the Legacy Library on the Mount Hope Cemetery website, as well as on social media platforms, where it can be shared and enjoyed by others.

Join Us in Preserving History

We invite you to join us in preserving the rich history and heritage of our community by participating in the Legacy Library Campaign.

Together, we can ensure that the stories of those who came before us are not lost, but rather celebrated and shared for years to come.

Let’s preserve our legacies, one story at a time.

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