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Gardens (and Houses) in Graveyards: The Regional Peculiarities of America's Rural Cemetery Movement with Aaron Wunsch

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1300 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

Location: This workshop will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Frequently discussed as a national movement, the push to establish "rural" cemeteries before the Civil War also drew on regional gardening traditions and ideals of country life. Here, Aaron Wunsch will put the Philadelphia story in context, paying special attention to The Woodlands. After Aaron’s talk, Lee Arnold, Senior Director of the Library and Collections of the Historical Society will show you how to do research so that you can learn about the person whose graveyou're tending! All gardeners will receive a free day-pass to the Historical Society to return and do their own research.