August Events

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    Good Times, Gone Bad

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 10:00 am

    Throughout the ages, people have sought ways to escape the daily grind. Relaxing from the rigors of everyday life can range from a lengthy vacation to some distant place to something as simple as a si…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, August 14, 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 talk provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    Cinema in the Cemetery: Wall-E

    Wall-E at West Laurel Hill Cemetery August 14, 2021, at 8:00 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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    Members-Only: A Conversation with Olga Hoggard

    Virtual Program on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    History really comes to life when told by those who actually lived it, and that’s why we are so excited to present a very special Members-Only program in August: A Conversation with Olga Hoggard. …

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, August 21, 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 talk provides an informative overview of Laurel…

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    Boneyard Bookworms

    Book Club at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The August Boneyard Bookworm selection is Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. From Amazon: “Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking, a bestselling graphic memoir that charts her fraug…

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Walking Tour at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, August 28, 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, August 29, 2021, at 11:00 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 talk provides an informative overview of Laure…

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    5Rhythms Wave Class

    Dance Class at Laurel Hill Cemetery on August 29, 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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