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April 2021

Easter Egg Hunt in the Shrub Garden

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Outside of the Bicentennial Chapel, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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$5.00 - $20.00

Come out to OCC for an Easter egg hunt among the gorgeous blooms of the Shrub Garden. Children will be able to trade eggs for candy and prizes.

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Online Rose Sale Begins

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Browse more than 100 varieties of antique and heirloom roses available in this year's sale. Buy them online and pick them up at OCC. Sale begins at 10:00am.

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In-Person Rose Sale Begins

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Come peruse more than 100 varieties of antique and heirloom roses for sale at OCC and take home some new garden treasures.

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May 2021

First Friday – Florilegium Art Show Begins

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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Enjoy exquisite rose paintings featured in OCC's Florilegium of Roses by Tica Sydnor, Linda Murphy, and others. Florilegium of Roses and other items will be for sale with rose artists signing books. This event and exhibit will be located at the Academy Center for the Arts.

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Rose Symposium Part 1 – Cemetery Roses: How it All Began

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$30.00 - $50.00

Come hear Jane White, Jessica Ward, and Mina Wood talk about the early days of roses at OCC and how the collection grew over the years. Pastries, coffee, and a rose walk are included. Come to one part of the symposium for $30 or both parts for $50.

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Rose Symposium Part 2

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$30.00 - $50.00

Come learn about roses through the ages and how to best use roses in your landscaping. Pastries, coffee, and a rose walk are included. Come to one part of the symposium for $30 or both parts for $50.

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June 2021

Donut Day and Train Station Tour

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Enjoy a donut and tour of the Stapleton Station House Museum while discovering how Red Cross volunteers fed Word War 1 soldiers as they took the train to and from Lynchburg.

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Saturday Morning Tours

June 12 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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Join us for a walking tour of Old City Cemetery ranging in topics from early mayors of the city to symbolism on the gravestones and everything in between, or join us for one of our talks in the reading room with special guests. Keep watching the OCC Events page to see new tours as they are periodically added. 

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September 2021

Candlelight Tours Tickets Go on Sale

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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More information and details to come as the event nears.

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May 2021

Learn to Draw Flowers – 10:00-10:45

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$5.00 - $15.00

Come learn how to draw flowers from botanical artist Linda Murphy! This class is designed for children 7 to 13 years old and their parents/chaperone. The first class is offered from 10:00-10:45, and the second class is offered from 11:00-11:45. $15 for one child and parent; $5 for each additional child.

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October 2021

Candlelight Tours

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

More information, details, and ticketing information will be available as the event nears.

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May 2021

Learn to Draw Flowers – 11:00-11:45

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
$5.00 - $15.00

Come learn how to draw flowers from botanical artist Linda Murphy! This class is designed for children 7 to 13 years old and their parents/chaperone. The first class is offered from 10:00-10:45, and the second class is offered from 11:00-11:45. $15 for one child and parent; $5 for each additional child.

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November 2021

Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Center, 401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$2.50 - $5.00

Join us for a talk on how Thanksgiving as we know it began, not with the Pilgrims, but during the Civil War and how the traditions we know today developed through the Victorian Era.

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December 2021

Wreaths Across America

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

More information and details will be added as the event nears.

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March 2021

John Hughes family Legacy

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10.00

Virtually join OCC’s board president, John Hughes, and several of his family members as they share their rich family history and connections to Lynchburg.  

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Exploring Daffodils New and Old

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10.00

Go on a tour of OCC’s daffodil collection with the Vice President of the American Daffodil Society, Dr. Janet Hickman and learn about the varieties of daffodils from yesteryear and today.

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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.

 SEASONS IN THE CEMETERY

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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