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February 2019

Valentine’s Concert

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel
$15.

Pianist Curt Sydnor will perform 20th century American songs, from country gospel to early jazz at Old City Cemetery Chapel.  Sydnor is a keyboardist & composer who has performed and recorded with groups led by Mirah, Janka Nabay, among others.  In 2015, he performed the U.S. premier of Opera: Quasi Fortissimo, a piano solo composed by Greg Saunier.  He has also released the jazz album Materials and their Destiny.  He is currently studying organ w/Peggy Howell & playing in local…

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Free Blacks of Lynchburg, 1805-1865

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
Donation

The free black population of Lynchburg ranged from 5% to 11% of the total population of the city during 1810 to 1860.  They were successful barbers, seamstresses, carpenters, and more.  How did they survive and thrive despite the challenges of a legal system that held them back?  Ted Delaney, Lynchburg Museum Director & Chief Public History Officer, and co-author of Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865, will explore this period of history and how African Americans of this time overcame…

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March 2019

Rose Care & Pruning Workshop

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
$15.

Learn pruning & rose care in this hands on workshop led by rosarian Kaye Moomaw. Bring garden gloves and sharp by pass pruners. Come dressed for the weather.  Reservations required

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Rose Care & Pruning Workshop

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15.

Learn pruning & rose care in this hands on workshop led by rosarian Kaye Moomaw. Bring garden gloves and sharp by pass pruners. Come dressed for the weather.  Reservations required

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Isaac Williams & his Jazz Trio Trinity

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bicentennial Chapel
Donation

Jazz pianist Isaac Williams and his jazz trio Trinity will perform in the Chapel.  Reservations required

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Enjoying Daffodils: Historic and Modern

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

American Daffodil Society 2nd VP and daffodil judge, Janet G. Hickman, M.D., will speak and lead a daffodil garden tour, weather permitting. Reservations required 

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All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

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Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May

Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August

Peak of Fall Foliage: Last two weeks of October

Peak of Bird Population: First week of June

Peak of Butterfly Population: August

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