Another Try at Eternal Rest

Another Try at Eternal Rest

It’s Philadelphia 2014, where do your ancestors rest? Over a century’s worth of city expansion stretching industrial and residential limits has made that a hard question to answer. Ground once reserved as places for the dead became prime real estate for urban growth making the phrase “rest in peace” a relative sentiment at best. Join us for a fascinating afternoon as we identify the sites of citizens who have been moved from their original burial places to a second (and sometimes a third) try at eternal rest at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Whether through reasons of celebrity and marketing, family ties, public health concerns, infrastructure improvements, urban development or mass transit projects; many of Laurel Hill’s acquired already long dead denizens have arrived amid controversy, mystery and mayhem – issues that still arise today outside the haven that Laurel Hill provides.
This walking tour will take place on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00pm, 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 $12/person general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online at www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org.

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Another Try at Eternal Rest
When: February 8, 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery
More Info: www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?flash=1
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurelhillcem


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