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Standing on the Border of Two Worlds: The Nature of Cemetery Landscapes (virtual)
August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oaklands Cemetery has served as one of West Chester’s primary memorial landscapes since 1854, but it also holds a place within the larger world of well-designed garden cemeteries that redefined the burial ground during the middle decades of the 19th century. This talk will provide a historical framework to help us better understand cemeteries like Oaklands and the desire of their creators to form public landscapes that would console and edify those who visit them. Knowing more about these often neglected memorial spaces leads us to value them and to make a concerted effort to better preserve them.
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