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  • Attend An Event LHC 2
    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 Tours And Hours Of Operation Top Ten Reasons To Visit History Attend An Event Book An Event Written Directions Mapquest Map 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

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  • Attend An Event LHC 3
    the financial political and industrial leaders of this era later made Laurel Hill their final resting place Guides Ed and Mary Quinn board members of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia PA 19132 215 228 8200 Tours And Hours Of Operation Top Ten Reasons To Visit History Attend An Event Book An Event Written Directions Mapquest Map August 2006 The Age of Discovery

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  • Attend An Event LHC 4
    and supported Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War effort to defeat the Confederacy But there was also a dark underside Guide Andy Waskie Ph D Temple University professor and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia PA 19132 215 228 8200 Tours And Hours Of Operation Top Ten Reasons To Visit History Attend An Event Book An Event Written Directions Mapquest Map October 2006 Franklin And The Revolutionary Generation Saturday October 7 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 Sinners Scandals And Suicides Sunday October 8 2006 2 00 PM 15 Visit the grave of the South Philly gangster who got whacked when he tried to infiltrate the Schuylkill county numbers racket or the Civil War hero who made his fortune from white lightning or the noted artist who committed suicide during the Depression The final resting places of these troubled souls will be among many stops on Laurel Hill s scandalous sinful and sordid side Guide Thomas Keels author of Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries Halloween Tours with re enactors Friday October 27 2006 7 00 PM 20 Guides will take you through dimly lit pathways as you discover the buried history of Laurel Hill Cemetery You will learn about Victorian death rituals and mourning customs popular in the 1800s and hear stories about the legends who have made this their final resting place Along your journey you will meet some of Laurel Hill s most restless spirits as portrayed by talented

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  • Attend An Event LHC 5
    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 19132 215 228 8200 Tours And Hours Of Operation Top Ten Reasons To Visit History Attend An Event Book An Event Written Directions Mapquest Map 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

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  • Book An Event Belmont
    In Fairmount Park In Philadelphia PA You can book your own event at the Historic Belmont Mansion Events that you can stage at the Mansion include weddings receptions private parties conferences seminars and meetings Historic Belmont Mansion is not only beautiful inside but also boasts a spectacular view of Center City Philadelphia in the distance Please use links at right for more details Book An Event At Belmont Mansion Book

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  • Book Events At LHC
    kinds of events from picnics and dinners to wedding receptions and conferences Both indoor and outdoor facilities are available for rental The Friends Meetinghouse a refurbished historic building that dates back to 1836 offers a kitchen and two adjoined rooms suitable for small functions The cemetery also provides ample grounds space for larger outdoor festivities to be used separately or in conjunction with an indoor rental Parties are responsible for

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  • Delaware Valley Opera Co
    Mansion a historic house in Fairmount Park That same year the Company began to lease the Mansion from the City of Philadelphia A year later an outdoor stage was built in the natural amphitheater behind the Mansion and this stage became the Paul D Osimo Outdoor Theatre The Mansion also serves as the Company s administrative base rehearsal space costume and scenery storage site and the location for its Winter

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  • History Hermitage Mansion
    A tabernacle was built and the members engaged in vegetable and herb gardening and in scholarly endeavors They were particularly fond of music and incorporated it into their rituals Kelpius himself although a practicing hermit who lived in a cave which he built as his personal retreat was a talented musician and astute businessman who amassed some 7 000 acres of land in Germantown and the surrounding area But when Kelpius died in 1708 the hermit group disintegrated and some moved away from the area One of the remaining families was the Righters the primary owners of the land on which the Mansion now stands In 1848 the property was sold to Evan Prowattain who began to make a series of improvements that would make it more suitable for a suburban residence He built the Hermitage on the site of the old Rosicrucian tabernacle and leased it to Dr Benjamin Chew of Germantown who lived there for a number of years In 1878 Evan sold the property to his son Ivan The property came into the possession of the City of Philadelphia in 1895 through a sale by the same Ivan Prowattain The selling price was 1 with the City

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