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August 2020

Walking with Pride: African American History at OCC

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$2.50 - $5.00

Come learn about Old City Cemetery’s rich African American history and hear the stories of educators, businessmen, musicians, and many more who fought for civil rights and equality. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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Stone Carving: Yesteryear and Today

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
$2.50 - $5.00

Come hear local stone carver and memorial craftsman, Mike Baer, tell the story of how his grandfather taught him the trade and how stone carving has evolved over the years. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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Lynchburg and Old City Cemetery in the Civil War

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$2.50 - $5.00

Come learn about Lynchburg’s and Old City Cemetery’s role in the American Civil War and hear the stories of some of those involved who were laid to rest here at OCC. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.    

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What is OCC? – Walking Tour

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
$2.50 - $5.00

Come learn the history of Old City Cemetery and hear the stories of some of the people buried here who impacted their communities and generations to come. *All tour participants will be required to sign a safety waiver concerning COVID-19 before the tour begins. For minors and those who are unable to sign for themselves, their guardian or caregiver may sign for them.

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All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

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