NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Laurel Hill Cemetery

The annual Gravediggers' Ball is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Laurel Hill Cemetery. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Gravediggers’ Ball Fundraiser For Laurel Hill Cemetery Marks 10 Years

Dressed in tuxes and gowns, guests mingled about with people in costume, like the CEO of Laurel Hill Cemetery Pete Hoskins, who was dressed as a beer baron.

10/24/2014

(A flyer from Laurel Hill Cemetery advertising the "Hotties" tour features a photograph of Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first "selfie."  Image provided)

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Inaugurates Its ‘Hotties’ Tour

“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.

08/21/2014

(credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Local Instructor Offers Yoga Classes At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Surrounded by monolithic grave markers, and well removed from the sounds of the city, a class of nine students stretched out on mats under a beautiful blue sky.

08/15/2014

Latin Jazz Night At The Oval

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, July 18

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

07/18/2014

Memorial Day Ceremony at Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Remembering Those Who Gave All, At Laurel Hill Cemetery

A special ceremony was part of the annual Memorial Day commemoration at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls Sunday: the rededication of the “Silent Sentry,” a bronze statue that was stolen from Mount Moriah Cemetery in the ’70s, then languished in storage for decades after its recovery.

05/25/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love knows how to celebrate Memorial Day right. From karaoke and jam sessions to services and parades, here’s our top picks on how to honor our veterans and usher in summer in the Greater Philadelphia area.

05/09/2014

L Pete Hoskins and R Stephen pastor. In West Laurel Hill Cemetery
(credit: Steve Tawa)

Bitter Winter Blast Not Impacting Burial Services In The Area

Local cemeteries can’t control nature, during these freeze thaw cycles, but unlike some areas to our north which suspend burials until the spring thaw, the mourning process is not delayed.

01/11/2014

(credit: www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org)

Historical Monument To Overlook Graves Of Veterans In Philadelphia

A soldier’s monument that had been in storage since it was recovered after it was stolen years ago from the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Yeadon has been moved to a new home and the public will be able to see it Sunday during noon-time memorial ceremonies in East Falls.

05/25/2013

(Credit: AFP/GETTY)

Top Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Philadelphia

Whether volunteering, donating or simply appreciating the great outdoors, everyone can do something to celebrate Earth Day in 2013.

04/19/2013

I teach future scientists

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Spreads Through The City

Even the Phillies are getting in on the fun, there will be a Science Day at the Ballpark.

03/29/2013

Not-So-Traditional Celebration Of St. Patty’s Day At Philadelphia Cemetery

Some folks spent their holiday Sunday learning about their Irish ancestry at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

03/17/2013

(Photo By Molly Daly)

Laurel Hill Cemetery Wants Able Bodies

The historic Victorian cemetery is holding a tour guide training workshop on March 16th.

02/25/2013

Travel Trip Halloween Attractions

Take A Haunted Tour In Philadelphia

While there are many haunted locations and cemeteries reputed to be home to restless spirits, not all welcome visitors who are seeking the supernatural and the paranormal. Those that do offer legends and chilling tales of their residents, and they’re waiting for you to explore them this Halloween season.

10/27/2012

Reenactors mark Memorial Day at Laurel Hill Cemetary. (Credit: Molly Daly)

New Stop Added To A Memorial Day Tradition

Civil war re-enactors, veterans and the public gathered at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls on Sunday for the annual Memorial Day service. The ceremony at the grave of General George Gordon Meade honors all veterans.

05/28/2012

(The Dulles mausoleum in Laurel Hill Cemetery, in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Titantic at 100: Part 3 – Philadelphia Victims Laid To Rest

Quite a few of the victims of the Titanic disaster, 100 years ago this week, are buried in a Philadelphia cemetery.

04/11/2012

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 34,965 other followers