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October 2020

2020 Candlelight Tours Film

October 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Take a “stroll” through Lynchburg’s historic Old City Cemetery and hear the stories of several of the Hill City’s citizens of yesteryear in OCC’s first professionally filmed version of the fall-time favorite Candlelight Tours. From the comfort of your home, learn about life and struggles during the Civil War, the thoughts of patriots in the Revolution, the fight for equality fought by Suffragettes, the details of a suspicious murder trial, and stories of beloved members of the Lynchburg community. Grab…

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December 2020

Holiday Open House

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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OCC is excited to hold a Holiday Open House where there will be deals on many items in the Gift Shop as well as book signings of our Florilegium of Roses (by Tica Sydnor & Linda Murphy), a new biography of Dr. John Jay Terrell (by Dr. Charles Driskall), and the Lynchburg favorite Goodnight Lynchburg (by Richard Loving). This will be a great time to meet the authors and do some holiday shopping.

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Christmas Through the Ages Piano Concert

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel, Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St, 401 Taylor St
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come hear Everett Godwin bring Christmas through the ages to life on the piano in the Cemetery’s Bicentennial Chapel. He will perform Christmas songs from the Colonial and Victorian eras, the mid-1900s, and modern-day. Enjoy many Christmas classics and maybe sing along to one or two.

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January 2021

“John Jay Terrell – Civil War Doctor to Man and Horse”

January 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Dr. Charles Driscoll for a virtual lecture about his new biography of Dr. John Jay Terrell (1829-1922), the beloved Quaker physician of Lynchburg.

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February 2021

Rose Care and Pruning Workshop with Kaye Moomaw

February 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old City Cemetery, Museums & Arboretum, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Rosarian Kaye Moomaw will offer a hands-on workshop with tips on how to care for and prune rose shrubs.

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All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.


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