Hey friends! It’s been over a year since we’ve gotten together physically but with more and more folks getting vaccinated and a year of honing our social distancing skills we’re thinking it’s high time we start dipping our toes into the “what comes next?” waters.
We’re mulling over a mask mandatory, distancing required trip to our beloved @laurelhillcemetery on Sunday April 11th – wander around the grounds, say hi to squirrels, enjoy the day. Who’s interested?
We’ve sworn off Facebook, so the planning will be a little wobbly, but keep your eyes on our Instagram Account @deathpartyphl for up to date info!
Hey! Join us at this weekend’s Market of the Macabre at Laurel Hill Cemetery tomorrow, September 7th, from 12-5. We’ll be in booth #53 (and there’ll be Halloween candy, so.. what’s up?)
We can’t wait to see everyone!
In keeping with February’s DPP meeting facilitated by Beth Savastana about the importance of morbid curiosity in museums, DPP member Shawn Porter spent the morning at The Mütter Museum for the unveiling of the skeleton of Carol Orzel- a South Philadelphia native with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) who bequeathed her remains to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
More information can be found on Philly.com: https://www.philly.com/health/fop-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-mutter-museum-exhibit-philadelphia-20190228.html
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!
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!