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    Battle of Gettysburg Walking Tour

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 12:00 pm

    The most bloody and pivotal moment in the history of the American Civil War was the decisive Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1st through the 3rd of 1863 and only 120 miles away from the home fr…

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    Death Café

    Virtual Program on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Death Café is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and discuss death. For this installment, we are meeting virtually on Zoom! This group-led discussion has no specific agenda and serves as a w…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 10:00 am

    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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    The Shade Trees of Summer: West Laurel Hill

    Arboretum Walking Tour of West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Friday, July 16 at 6:00 PM

    Take in the beautiful trees and gardens of West Laurel Hill and Laurel Hill Cemeteries’ certified arboretum on our summer tree tour. Aaron Greenberg, Board Certified Master Arborist and Arboretum Ma…

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    Cinema in the Cemetery: Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors at Laurel Hill Cemetery July 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Pack a picnic, gather some friends or a date, 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 F…

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    Virtual Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Virtual Program on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 6:00 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? But now, you don’t need to leave the comfort …

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Walking Tour at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:00 am

    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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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 10:00 am

    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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    5Rhythms Wave Class

    Dance Class at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries are partnering with 5 Rhythms to explore the joy of dance through a waves class, once a month from March to November. Join us for ecstatic move…

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    Boneyard Bookworms

    Book Club at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The July Boneyard Bookworm selection is The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (a memoir) by Bill Bryson. From Amazon.com: “From one of the world’s most beloved writers and New York …

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