Cemetery Speaker Series
Introducing Cemetery Speaker Series
Do you like history? Do you enjoy walking our grounds when the weather is nice? Interested in learning more from historians and experts? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then the Cemetery Speaker Series is for you!
Every year, we team up with historians, experts, and other historical organizations for a series of fun history filled events on a variety of topics. Working in close concert with our passionate staff, our featured speaker provides a 20-to-30-minute presentation on that event’s topic. Then, they join forces with one of our dedicated docents for an abbreviated walking tour of several related gravesites, monuments, and memorials. It’s a history talk and a docent led tour combined into one great event!
Tickets are ONLY $5 and all proceeds go to benefitting our non-profit mission of historical preservation and education. Tickets are limited so be sure to reserve your tickets as soon as they become available. The event is held at a select location on the cemetery grounds (if the weather is nice) or in our historic chapel. Events are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, events will be rescheduled at a following date. Beverages and light snacks will also be for sale at the event.
Please keep in mind that no dogs are permitted to attend the event (unless they are a service animal) and smoking is prohibited
Interested in attending a program? See below for the events in the series coming up next ! You may also sign up for our mailing list, linked below, to receive notifications about any upcoming events.
Cemetery Speaker Series: Alain LeRoy Locke
June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of Alain LeRoy Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar. A philosopher, writer, and educator, Locke's work helped define the contours of the Harlem Renaissance, helping spread African American intellectual thought across the United States in the early 20th century. In particular, Locke's The New Negro: An Interpretation (1925) [...]