Black History Month Walking Tour

Saturday, February 16 - 11am

In celebration of Black History Month, we will tour some of the black pioneers, civic leaders and entertainers buried in West Laurel Hill. Hear about the lives of some of those who helped influence Philadelphia and national culture in the 20th century, from musicians like Teddy Pendergrass to civil rights leaders like Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander.

*Proceeds from this tour will benefit The Friends of our sister cemetery, Laurel Hill.

The cost is $15/general admission and $12/Friends member. The tour will leave from the Funeral Home Office located at West Laurel Hill Cemetery 225 Belmont Avenue Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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    Business Card Exchange

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    Black History Month Walking Tour

    Saturday, February 16 - 11am

    In celebration of Black History Month, we will tour some of the black pioneers, civic leaders and entertainers buried in West Laurel Hill. Hear about the lives of some of those who helped influence …

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    The Great Backyard Bird Count 2019

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    17th Annual Egg Hunt

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    Bird Walk: Spring Migration

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