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Laurel Hill Cemetery: Spiritualists, Spooks & Famous Philadelphians

Dates:October 21, 2017
Meets:Sa from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hours:2.00
Location:Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.
Instructor:Michael Brooks
Fee: $20.00

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Spiritualism was both an extremely popular and fiercely controversial belief in Victorian Philadelphia. Our tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery will visit the tomb of Elisha Kent Kane. We will stop at the grave of Catherine Drinkhouse Smith, whose monument proclaims her one of the best mediums of her time. We will recall the life of Henry Seybert, whose last will and testament left a large sum to the University of Pennsylvania so that it could investigate the truths of spirit communication. Finally, we will stand at the grave of Horace Howard Furness, the Shakespeare scholar who led a formal investigation into spiritualist claims, hoping all the while that they would turn out to be true.