Antemortem Society

Antemortem Society

Taphophile taf′ō-fil′ē n. – One who has a love or fondness for cemeteries


The Antemortem Society is a group of young adults and professionals (ages 21-40) who love all things stones and bones, and care about the preservation of two important historic sites - Laurel Hill Cemetery and West Laurel Hill Cemetery. In cooperation with the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, the Antemortem Society works to preserve and promote Laurel Hill’s historic character through educational and fundraising activities, volunteer projects and social events.

To join the Antemortem Society, select the Antemortem Society membership level. Membership benefits include:

  • Benefits good for one person
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • Special invitations to young friends only programs
  • The opportunity to meet and network with new people while supporting historic Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Fully tax-deductible

Are you a young professional who’s already a member? Add Antemortem Society benefits to your current level by emailing For more information or to get involved, email