Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Friends and Family Day at Mount Moriah Cemetery: Oct. 10, 2015

Philadelphia's Mount Moriah Cemetery celebrates its 160th Anniversary with Friends and Families on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 am until 2 pm. The address is 6201 Kingsessing Ave, Phila., PA. Come out and enjoy the day! 

Thousands have helped bring Pennsylvania's largest cemetery back from overgrown abandonment since the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc. began coordinating restoration efforts in 2011. Come out and meet your co-workers! Meet that guy you saw with the chainsaw! What's his deal? Talk with the gal on the riding mower! Meet members of the Friends and the Mount Moriah Preservation Corporation.We all have something in common: the desire to honor and respect those who came before us.

Friends and Families Festival 2013
Friends and Families Day is our way of saying "THANK YOU!" to the thousands of volunteers and contributors who have helped us make great progress at Mount Moriah Cemetery (both Philadelphia and Yeadon sides) throughout the year. Join us as we celebrate the many accomplishments of 2015 on this 160th Anniversary of Mount Moriah (the cemetery was incorporated in 1855).

If you have not been to Mount Moriah for a few months (or more), you will be surprised at how much ground our volunteers have taken back from Mother Nature! entire sections that were overgrown this past spring are now cleared of trees and the grass is mowed! Fall is also a fine opportunity to see and photograph the hidden monuments and other memorials as the foliage begins to disappear. Enjoy the natural setting, see the wildlife and exotic flowers and trees, appreciate the history. Many areas are still overgrown, but soon, you will be able to see through the forest. Oh, and best of all - the deer ticks are gone!

Event Description 

"Friends and Families Day"  

Join us for a celebration of the 160th anniversary of Mount Moriah Cemetery!

Guests include:  
Music by Last Chance (the folk-roots fusion and bluegrass duo of Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback)

Kathryn Manz, from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Arts and crafts for the kids

Come out and enjoy the day!


Mount Moriah Cemetery - 6201 Kingsessing Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19142  View Map 

Please RSVP here to let us know you plan to attend! 
The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery (FOMMCI) Website
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