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May, 2006

Franklin And The Revolutionary Generation
Saturday, May 6, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
This walking tour will introduce us to many of Benjamin Franklin's family members and revolutionary friends. Pausing at their burial sites along our journey, we will recreate the years when Franklin and his comrades worked to build a new nation.
Guide: Michael Brooks, Ph.D., West Chester University professor, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery board member

Form And Structure. Art And Architecture.
Sunday, May 14, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
Noted architects competed fiercely for their chance to design for the dead. Visitors will view many of their works of art, as well as learn how to "read" a monument for clues to the type of person buried there. The tour will also examine changing tastes in grave markers over the past two centuries.
Guide: Thomas H. Keels, author of Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries

Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 28, 2006

12:00 PM Free
Our annual recreation of the historic Grand Army Meade Post #1 Decoration Day service, first celebrated on May 30, 1868, will again take place. This year, the event will include a special ceremony and internment for human remains exhumed from an historic burial ground found underneath a Philadelphia street corner several years ago.  We invite you to attend this commemorative event, to help us pay tribute to our once-forgotten "fellow citizens." A reception in the Friends' House will follow.
Guide: Andy Waskie, Ph.D., Temple University professor, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery board member

 

 

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19132
215-228-8200

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June, 2006

Franklin And The Revolutionary Generation
Saturday, June 3, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
This walking tour will introduce us to many of Benjamin Franklin's family members and revolutionary friends. Pausing at their burial sites along our journey, we will recreate the years when Franklin and his comrades worked to build a new nation.
Guides: Ed and Mary Quinn, board members of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery

KIA: Heroes Killed in Action
Sunday, June 11, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
Visit the final resting places of the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Learn about the people who died in battle in the Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Their heroic exploits will be explored, relived and honored.
Guide: Jim Mundy, Director of Library & Historical Collections, Union League of Philadelphia, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery board member

For Freedom In Life And Death: The Civil War History Buried at Laurel Hill
Sunday, June 18, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
Join us at historic Laurel Hill's tour commemorating Juneteenth and the Civil War. Learn about the buried history of this tumultuous era in American life, a history that has often been overlooked in lieu of heroic tales from the battlefield. Hear the stories of men, both black and white, whose shared commitment to the battle against oppression and racial inequality revealed their true heroism.
Guide: Blake A. Magner, Civil War historian, and author of At Peace With Honor: The Civil War Burials of Laurel Hill Cemetery

 

 

 

 

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