Cemetery Speaker Series

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Cemetery Speaker Series: Jewish Americans

    May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Washington, DC has always been a place of diversity. Ever since the city's founding in 1790, thousands of different people have lived, worked, and died alongside each other. And while Washingtonians have not always lived harmoniously with each other, they have contributed to create a community. Regardless of race, religion, creed, or political belief, Washington [...]

  • Cemetery Speaker Series: The Lincoln Assassination

    April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head while watching a play at Ford's Theatre. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, jumped to the stage floor and fled. The next day, April 15, President Lincoln died as a result of his wounds. With Booth's escape, the largest manhunt in American history ensued [...]

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