Monthly Archives: April 2012

Win a copy of the Cemetery Travels Notebook

What’s the grave of the most famous person in the world? That was the question that found my Cemetery Travel blog via a Google search. It’s not a question I’ve answered yet, so I turn to the vast hivemind of … Continue reading

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Kickstart a Documentary about a Cemetery

Prospect Cemetery trailer You can help fund a project to document Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica, Queens, New York: Director’s Statement: Peter Riegert I discovered Prospect Cemetery in the pages of Cornelia Read’s novel Invisible Boy, based on an actual 1989 … Continue reading

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Obscura Day 2012 in Graveyards around the World

April 28th, 2012 — Obscura Day — is an international celebration of unusual places, full of expeditions, back room tours & explorations of the hidden wonders in your own hometown. There are several cemetery-based explorations this year: Explore the Glasgow … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Art of the Victorian Cemetery in America

Victorian Cemetery Art by Edmund Vincent Gillon Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published in 1972 when Americans were beginning to wake up to the kinds of landscapes they were surrounding themselves with, Victorian Cemetery Art proposed that people … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #57: Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132 Telephone: 215-228-8200 Founded: 1836 Size: 78 acres Number of interments: 75,000 Open: Weekdays 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Weekends 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission: always free THIS … Continue reading

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