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Arlington National Cemetery star
Every American should visit this amazing historical site. Did you know the property was owned by the adopted grandson of George Washington, whose daughter married Robert E. Lee?

BOOK REVIEW - The Secret Cemetery star
The Secret Cemetery is a ground-breaking new book on the rarely studied contemporary use of cemeteries. Using extensive interviews and questionnaires with mourners at several London cemeteries, a fascinating picture emerges.

BOOK REVIEW – Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery star
What a historic journey of New York City’s movers and shakers!

BOOK REVIEW – Stories in Stone star
If you like to walk around old cemeteries, this field guide to cemetery symbolism is perfect for decoding the secrets carved on gravestones!

BOOK REVIEW: Silent Cities – The Evolution of the American Cemetery star
Written by prominent historians, this hard-to-find book about cemeteries is definitely worth reading!

Cemeteries as Museums star
Cemeteries aren’t a place for the dead – they are a place for the living! Wandering through a cemetery can tell you volumes about art, architecture, and history. If you just know where to look...

Creating a Cemetery Walk star
Believe it or not, Cemetery Walks are popular events! Here are some tips to get started planning a walk for your site.

Creating Cemetery Programs star
As a companion to your cemetery walk, why not create an “armchair” cemetery walk? Or a program on cemetery symbolism? If you love wandering around old cemeteries, make an educational slide program to share your information with others!

Highlights at Arlington National Cemetery star
Among the many sites at Arlington, visitors can view the Tomb of the Unknowns, the mast of the USS Maine, and the eternal flame at President Kennedy’s grave.

The Association for Gravestone Studies star
Yes, there is such a group. If you love to poke around old cemeteries, this is the organization for you!

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