September Events

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    Death Café

    Virtual Program on Wednesday, September 1, 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 Sunday, September 5 , 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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    Virtual Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Virtual Program on Tuesday, September 14, 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 of y…

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    Behind the Name: Philadelphia Schools

    A Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

    By the start of the 1900s, the practice of naming Philadelphia public schools after well-known civic leaders, industrialists, and military figures was commonplace. From the victor of Gettysburg and a …

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    Auld Lang Syne: Scottish Residents at Laurel Hill

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 11:00 am

    In the 19th Century, Scottish citizens made a significant contribution to our country, city, and even Laurel Hill Cemetery! At 26 years old, Scottish immigrant John Notman, rose above more established…

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    Members-Only-Graveyard Getaway: Eden’s Cemetery

    A Members-Only Virtual Program on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED Join us for a one-hour virtual presentation about one of the oldest continually active African American-owned cemeteries in the United States. Since its be…

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Walking Tour at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, September 25, 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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    5Rhythms Wave Class

    Dance Class at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, September 26, 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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