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December 2019

Holiday Open House

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Cemetery’s Pest House, Mourning Museum, Train Station and Chapel will be open to the public and decorated for the holidays with greenery from the Cemetery grounds. Drop in the Cemetery Center for hot cider, cookies, and last-minute gifts. Everything in the Gift Shop is 25% off during the Open House! Unique gifts include packets of Cemetery heirloom flower seeds, birdhouses, and garden books for the beginner and pro alike. We also have many books on local history, and cookbooks…

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Wreaths Across America

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    The Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, are proud to sponsor our 12th Anniversary Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, December 14, at 12:00 noon. This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early as parking within the Cemetery is very limited and the Cemetery gates close at 11:45 a.m.  This moving ceremony honors those who have served and…

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January 2020

Finding Your Roots – Genealogy for Everyone

January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Suzanne M. Conerway of Crowley, Texas will share her experience in researching her family tree and will offer helpful tips for seeking and documenting family ancestors as she shares her story of finding family history throughout the United States and in Lynchburg at Old City Cemetery. Co-sponsored by Legacy Museum of African American History. $10.  Reservations Required  

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February 2020

Valentine’s Concert

February 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Valentine's concert by oboist William P. Parrish, Jr. & pianist Claudia Jones Patterson.  Bring your Valentine for some heartfelt gospel, classical and jazz music. 3-4 pm, Sunday, February 9. Seating is limited. $15.  

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Why and How I Wrote About Tinbridge Hill, by Dubois Miller

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Educator and author Dubois Miller will inspire and enlighten his audience with stories of his life growing up from humble beginnings in an African American neighborhood in Lynchburg.  Co-sponsored by the Legacy Museum of African American History.    $10 Reservations required

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