The Old City Cemetery Committee was organized in 1986 by a group of concerned citizens who were appalled by the ravages of vandalism that toppled and maliciously marred many of the City Cemetery's beautiful old stones and monuments. Disquieted by the years of obvious neglect and mistreatment, they decided to become a voice of concern over the future of this important community resource.
In 1987, the group became a standing committee of the Sacramento County Historical Society. In January of 2003, a new independent nonprofit support group was formed as the Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc. and has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an IRC 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. The new organization continues its dedication to the restoration, beautification and preservation of this historic burial ground
The Committee sponsors numerous cemetery tours and lectures througout the year. Additionally, the Committee operates the Adopt-a-Plot program, in which volunteers adpot and care for designated cemetery plots. As a result of the Adopt-a-Plot program the cemetery has been transformed into a beautiful garden .