Saturday, February 24 at 10am
Whether you’re a novice researcher or an experienced genealogist, this fascinating program is sure to inspire anyone who has an interest in drawing connections to the past and uncovering the life stories of those who came before us. From heroic military figures to ordinary civilians; a Philadelphia mayor and the founder of the Fairmount Park Art Association; cemetery guide and researcher Peter Howell will share how he unearthed three generations and over one hundred of his own relations at Laurel Hill. Using interment records, various online resources and clues on monuments, this seated presentation and walking tour will not only shed light on a particular 19th century family, but provide unique insight on how to dig into one’s own past.
This seated presentation and walking tour will take place on Saturday, February 24 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
Tour Guide: Peter Howell