Monthly Archives: January 2014

Decoding a Military Hero’s Memorial

Imagery on memorial artwork, especially in the 19th century, was a mode of artistically expressing symbolic meaning and would have been effortlessly understood and recognized by onlookers. With an enduring military history, starting at the age of sixteen and best … Continue reading

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Tombs and Tomes

 Oddly enough, there are a few cemeteries that host book clubs. Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia has Boneyard Bookworms, and Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC has Read in Peace. A book club in a cemetery must have a clever … Continue reading

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Romance and Tragedy at Congressional Cemetery

We’re excited to announce a special upcoming event at Congressional Cemetery in honor of Valentine’s Day. And as you might imagine, it’s a tad unorthodox: As the advertisement suggests, the tour won’t be your usual saccharine and sappy fare (although … Continue reading

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Capital Campaign for the Main Sousa Gate

Historic Congressional Cemetery has kicked off a $195,000 capital campaign to restore and reinstall the original front gate at the main entrance to the cemetery.  You can donate HERE.  The heavy wrought iron gate was installed in 1856, but was … Continue reading

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