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Laurel Hill Cemetery

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

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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

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Top Picks For Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of The Titanic

One-hundred years after the “unsinkable” ship, well, sank, the James Cameron-directed sob-fest starring Leo and Kate returns to the big screen—in 3-D! Here’s a guide to Titanic-themed events and programs here in Philadelphia.

03/30/2012

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Historic Society Re-Creates Philadelphia’s Oldest Memorial Day Ceremony

Dozens of people marched through Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Fairmount Park, yesterday, laying wreaths on the graves of Civil War soldiers in a re-creation of Philadelphia’s oldest Memorial Day ceremony.

05/30/2011

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Ceremony Honors America’s Little-Known ‘First Ballerina’ At Philadelphia Cemetery

It took more than a hundred years, but “America’s first ballerina” now has a gravestone.

05/19/2011

Arch Street Friends House

Top Historic Sacred Spots In Philadelphia

Most people know Philadelphia as the birth place of liberty — the place where concepts like freedom of speech and Democracy were perfected.

01/12/2011

Unclaimed Dead Get A Final Rest At Historic Philadelphia Cemetery

“Practically all of them have names and ages and dates of death.”

09/30/2010