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November, 2006

Laurel Hill And The Union League
Sunday, November 12, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
In the 21st century, it can be hard to understand the importance of the Union League to the history of the Civil War, the city, the state and even our nation. History, after all, is made and recorded by people, and many of these Union League members have been long at rest in historic Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Guide: Jim Mundy, Director of Library And Historical Collections, Union League of Philadelphia, and Friends of Laurel Hill board member



Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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December, 2006

The Language of the Dead: Victorian Funerary Symbolism
Sunday, December 10, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
Victorian Philadelphians loved visual symbolism, and even their simplest grave monuments are likely to be ornamented by ivy (for eternal life), lilies (for resurrection), or hourglasses (for the brevity of life). Laurel Hill Cemetery is truly an outdoor sculptural garden, where the dead have always left symbolic messages to be read by the living.
Guide: Michael Brooks, Ph.D., West Chester University professor, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery board member

General Meade Birthday Celebration
Sunday, December 31, 2006

12:00 PM $15
The annual Meade Celebration marks the birth of General George G. Meade, commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. The event features Civil War reenactors, civilians in period attire, special dignitaries and speeches, and a 21-gun salute. The program is capped off with a graveside champagne toast, the General's favorite libation, and is followed by a reception in the Friends' House.
Guide: Andy Waskie, Ph.D., Temple University professor, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery board member




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