Transplanted Souls

 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.

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
1pm $12

WHERE
3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 02/08/2014. .

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Laurel Hill Cemetery

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