Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence for a weekly series of conversations and workshops about the end of life.  Cake and tea [...]

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for this week's Death Doula Day at Congressional Cemetery! Drop in hours are 10am-1pm on Saturdays, with special drop in guests for special topics on some weeks from 11am-noon. OUR ACTIVITY THIS WEEK from 11 to noon: Q & A with our special guest, Reverend Carla Thompson, Hospice Chaplain at Capital Caring at [...]

Event Series Death Cafe

Death Cafe

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

As an active burial ground, Historic Congressional Cemetery is well acquainted with death. But just what is a Death Cafe? Death Cafe is a global movement facilitating thoughts and discussion about the often taboo subject of death, It’s a intimate informal gathering to discuss death while eating cake and drinking tea. There is no agenda [...]

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Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

We are so pleased you can join us for this week's Death Doula Day at Congressional Cemetery! RSVP is appreciated but not required to attend. Office hours from 10am-1pm with a special guest dropping by 11am-noon. Stop by to talk about death and dying, work on your obituary,  and writing down your end of life [...]

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for this week's Death Doula Day at Congressional Cemetery! RSVP is appreciated but not required to attend. Office hours from 10am-1pm . Stop by to talk about death and dying, work on your obituary,  and writing down your end of life wishes. We are so pleased you can join us for this week's [...]

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for this week's Death Doula Day at Congressional Cemetery! RSVP is appreciated but not required to attend. Office hours from 10am-1pm . Stop by to talk about death and dying, work on your obituary,  and writing down your end of life wishes. OUR ACTIVITY THIS WEEK: What will be left of our digital stuff [...]

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Sometimes death is personal. This week, death is personal indeed. This week’s special guest, Robert "Hoff" Hoffman, will not be with us, except in spirit. Hoff, a well-known and beloved friend to the Congressional Cemetery community and beyond, has died. This week’s activity was something Hoff and I had been planning for months as his big [...]

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Open 10am-1pm stop in any time OUR ACTIVITY THIS WEEK: Our special guest dropping by from 11am-noon will be Rosie Grant. Chances are, you've seen news stories about her recently because of her project to find and cook recipes she has found on gravestones. This former Congressional Cemetery intern is taking a break from her [...]

Tombs & Tomes Book Club March (In Person)

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!).

Tombs & Tomes Book Club March (Virtual)

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!).