Category: Cemeteries

RIP 5K

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If there’s one thing we know with absolute certainty here at Death Party Philadelphia, it’s that try as you might, you can’t outrun death. But we’re certainly willing to try!

We’re at Laurel Hill Cemetery for their RIP5k tonight! Our plan is to get through our 3.11m or die trying. Soul Effigies unite!

 

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Hollywood Forever

DPP’s Julia and Shawn Porter recently visited the West Coast, and spent a “death day” visiting Hollywood’s MUSEUM OF DEATH and HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY; the sheer size of which is hard to capture in a video like this, but they tried anyway!

 

Cemetery Symbolism: A Ghouls Guide

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The semiotics of the bone orchard will be the subject of our May meeting- this time as a group  field trip to the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  DPP founding member John Haldeman will giving a short presentation on symbols commonly found on headstones, followed by a scavenger hunt to see what symbols we can find at Laurel Hill.

We’ll be meeting at the main entrance of the park around 2pm;
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132

In the case of inclement weather we’ll be meeting at our usual location for John’s presentation and maybe a movie.

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(Special thanks to the Laurel Hill Cemetery for allowing our group to meet up on their grounds. You can find out more information on supporting LHC here: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/support)

Death Party at Laurel Hill

A group of Death Party Philadelphia members went on a field trip today (04.29.18) to Laurel Hill Cemetery for a guided tour highlighting some of the Egyptian symbolism throughout the bone orchard. For some of us, it was our first time at Laurel Hill but we’ve already got an encore planned for next month’s meeting. Stay tuned for the RSVP!