VIRTUAL Pints and Plots

VIRTUAL Pints and Plots

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Philadelphia is known as one of the best beer drinking cities in the country and earned this reputation for many reasons. Grab a beer and join us on October 15 at 7 pm as we talk about the notable beer barons who left their mark on the beer industry, and Philadelphia!

Led by award-winning homebrewer and certified beer judge, Mike Lewandowski , this talk will focus on the history of beer in our great city and the permanent residents of sister cemeteries, Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill, who produced, distributed and enjoyed it.

This virtual tour will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm, through a Zoom meeting. A What to Expect email will be sent with log-in information as well as a beer list that can be enjoyed with the program. (Please note, RSVPs will close for the program at 6pm on October 15, 2020.)

Ticket pricing is pay-what-you-wish. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. You can contribute through the RSVP link.

Tour Guide: Mike Lewandowski

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    Culture, Grief & Food

    Culture, Grief & Food

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    Behind the Name: Philadelphia Schools

    Behind the Name: Philadelphia Schools

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    Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

    Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

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    SOLD OUT - Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    SOLD OUT - Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:00 am

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    VIRTUAL Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    VIRTUAL Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 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? This talk provides an informative overview of Laurel…

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    SOLD OUT - The Way Out

    SOLD OUT - The Way Out

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

    The expansion of Fairmount Park in the 1860s prevented further growth of Laurel Hill, and in 1869 our sister cemetery, West Laurel Hill, was established just across the river in Bala Cynwyd. This gene…

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    Boneyard Bookworms

    Boneyard Bookworms

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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    VIRTUAL Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    VIRTUAL Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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    VIRTUAL Pints and Plots

    VIRTUAL Pints and Plots

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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    The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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    True Colors: Fall Arbor Tour

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    Medical Messiahs

    Medical Messiahs

    Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:00 am

    19th century doctors had little to offer patients suffering from the ubiquitous digestive ailments and deadly diseases of the time, treatment mostly being worse than the complaint itself. The dilemma …

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1:00 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? This walking tour provides an informative overview o…

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