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    Market of the Macabre

    In-Person Event Saturday, May 21 from 12-5 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Entrance fee: $5 per person payable at the door (cash encouraged) Peruse a curated collection of unusual antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork, and handmade wares at this outdoor mark…

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    Boneyard Bookworms

    In-Person Meeting at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, May 26 from 6 PM to 8 PM

    The May 2022 selection is All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood There is no fee to join or attend but registration for each session is required. To offer a unique perspective, each mont…

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    Hot Spots & Storied Plots Walking Tour

    General History Tour, Friday, May 27 from 10 AM to 12 PM

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell, and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? This talk provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    Memorial Day Ceremony

    Special Event, Sunday, May 29 at 12 PM

    The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868. Specia…

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    Accessible Hot Spots & Storied Plots Tour

    General History Tour on Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 2:30 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell, and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? This tour provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    Hot Spots & Storied Plots Walking Tour

    General History Tour on Saturday, June 11 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell, and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? This tour provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    What A Piece of Work: The Shakespeare Tour

    Themed Tour, Saturday, June 11 from 1 to 3 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    William Shakespeare created larger-than-life characters. Laurel Hill is the final resting place of larger-than-life characters with Shakespearean connections. Hear the story of the scholar who used Yo…

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    The Bailey Hounds Concert at Laurel Hill

    Outdoor Concert on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Bailey Hounds’ cemetery debut with their first evening concert at Laurel Hill since 2015! Their unique sound – mixing acoustic and electric, folk and roc…

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    Hot Spots & Storied Plots Walking Tour

    General History Tour on Thursday, June 16 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell, and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? This tour provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    Cinema in the Cemetery: Glory

    Movie Night on Friday, June 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Pack a picnic, gather some friends, and enjoy an evening under the stars! As the sun sets over the historic tombs, the grainy joys of the film experience will be brought to life during the Friends of …

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    Boneyard Bookworms

    In-Person Meeting at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, June 23 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM

    The June 2022 selection is On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reid There is no fee to join or attend but registration for each session is required. To offer a unique perspective, each month’s discussi…

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    Hot Spots & Storied Plots Walking Tour

    General History Tour, Friday, June 24 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell, and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? This talk provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    Sacred Spaces & Storied Places at West Laurel Hill

    General History Tour, Saturday, June 25 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at West Laurel Hill Cemetery

    The expansion of Fairmount Park in the 1860s prevented further growth of Laurel Hill, and in 1869 West Laurel Hill was established just across the river in Bala Cynwyd. This walking tour provides a wo…

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