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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:23

Celebrating Harrisburg Cemetery with Historic Harrisburg Association

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Harrisburg Cemetery, 521 North 13th Street

Cemetery-2614The Historic Harrisburg Association and the Penn State Dauphin County Master Gardeners will host a celebration of the Harrisburg Cemetery on Saturday, April 13 from 1-4PM. Rain date is Sunday, April 14 from 1-4PM. The cemetery was officially established in 1845 and was originally known as Mount Kalmia Cemetery. It is a great example of the Antebellum-era park-like cemetery movement which combines beautiful flowering trees such as the cherry and crab-apple with the graves of many notable historical figures. “The Harrisburg Cemetery is a unique historical landmark often forgotten in the midst of North Allison Hill,” said Executive Director of the Historic Harrisburg Association, John R. Campbell. “We hope by celebrating the history, and landscape architecture that the community will have a greater appreciation of this historic landmark." This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Guests will be able to visit the 140 graves of soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic along with 15 Confederate prisoners of war. Other notable burials include Simon Cameron, United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln, buried in 1889, and George Wolf, the 7th Governor of Pennsylvania buried in 1840. The self-guided tour planned for the event was developed by Penn State Dauphin County Master Gardeners who will be present to answer questions and assist visitors. Refreshments and entertainment will also be available. The event is free and no pre-registration is required. 

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AGENDA: UPCOMING EVENTS

47th Annual Art of the State
Tue July 22 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Tue July 22 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Tue July 22, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
MATTHEW SWEET at Club Cafe on Tuesday, July 22
Tue July 22, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM ~
47th Annual Art of the State
Wed July 23 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Wed July 23 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Wed July 23, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Kimistry Community Day
Wed July 23, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Reservoir Park
Market Square Concerts Summermusic 2014 Concert III
Wed July 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ~
47th Annual Art of the State
Thu July 24 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Thu July 24 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Discovering Forensics Camp
Thu July 24, 8:00 AM ~ Central Penn College
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Thu July 24, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Kimistry Community Day
Thu July 24, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Reservoir Park
47th Annual Art of the State
Fri July 25 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Fri July 25 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Noel Gevers
Fri July 25 ~ Carley's Ristorante
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Fri July 25, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Kimistry Community Day
Fri July 25, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Reservoir Park
DJ's Rankin and Rossi
Fri July 25, 5:00 PM ~ Big Woody's

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