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Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour Series | Columbus Landmarks

Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour Series

Tours are FREE but limited to 35 participants on each date. Preregistration is required.

“Deliver Us From That Terrible Scourge" The Rural Cemetery Movement Takes Root

A discussion of how societal attitudes changed views about the afterlife, the conclusions drawn from the 2004 archaeological work done with the North Market reburials, a national look at African American burial grounds, and the changing urban landscape that affected the rural cemetery movement.  SELECT PREFERRED TOUR DATE AND TIME TO REGISTER:

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10 a.m. – Noon >>Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2-4 p.m. >>Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10 a.m. – Noon >>NEW DATE Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10 a.m. – Noon >>

“We Pray for the Sick and Bury the Dead" Accepting or Redlining the Dead? Green Lawn as a Crossroads

A discussion of how migrations, immigrations, cultural practices, wars, public disasters, and laws created a patchwork of ethnic and institutional burial enclaves—and how new customs are evolving. SELECT PREFERRED TOUR DATE AND TIME TO REGISTER:Sunday, May 22, 2022, 2-4 p.m. >>Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10 a.m. -Noon >>Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2-4 p.m. >>

“Tasteful and Appropriate Decoration and Improvement" Art, Artifice, and the Natural World

A discussion of how memorialization changes, how “good taste” was defined, the importance of keeping the “roots” of Green Lawn’s hardwood forest origin, why Green Lawn is laid out backwards, and why it does not look like Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery.SELECT PREFERRED TOUR DATE AND TIME TO REGISTER:Saturday, June 11, 2020, 10 a.m. – Noon >>Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2-4 p.m. >>Sunday, June 19, 2022, 2-4 p.m. >>