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Cemetery Tours September 19th

IMG_1181Back by popular demand,we will once again host tours of the cemetery to raise funds for the continuing preservation project. Jack Yeakel will introduce us to some of the residents of the cemetery and explain the significance of the site from its beginning before the American Revolution to its connections to landmarks we see today. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit this fascinating, little known historic site right in our own backyards.

Please note that there is an uphill walk on a trail to the cemetery site, and can be difficult for those with mobility issues.IMG_0288

Tour Date: Saturday September 19th at 1 PM and 3 PM.

Admission will be $15

Visitors are encouraged to pre-register by calling 215-233-4600.


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Join us for a tour of the cemetery.

Come join us for an intimate tour of the cemetery on Sunday October 14. Times are 1:30 and 3:30. Jerry Heebner, editor of The Schwenkfeldian magazine, will talk about the history of the site and those buried there. Jack Yeakel will talk about the Yeakels during the Revolutionary War. Due to the fragile condition of the cemetery, tours are limited to 20 people. The tours are presented by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society and the Springfield Township Historical Society. Tours are free for members ($15.00 non-members). To make a reservation, please call Audrey Simpson at the Chestnut Hill Historical Society 215-247-0417  x103

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