April 19, 2017 University of Virginia English and American Studies Professor Lisa Goff's class discussed their semester long research on the Daughters of Zion Cemetery. Working in collaboration with the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, Professor Lisa Goff's "Hands On Public History" American Studies class dug into the rich history of the Cemetery as well as the Charlottesville history as a whole. Presented in the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the exhibit was coined the name “Gone But Not Forgotten.” This name symbolizes the significance of the individuals buried at the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, its history, and was also inscribed on two of the individual’s graves— Edmond Dyer and Elder Harris.
The exhibit received a tremendous turnout with individuals from the Charlottesville community as well as the University student body. Conversation flowed between community members and students about each population’s different information of the Cemetery.