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Public Walking Tour: "TOMBSTONES & TREES"

Oct 14, 2017
Crown Hill Cemetery, 3400 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 4620, Indianapolis, Indiana

PLEASE NOTE - This is a Saturday morning tour! October 14, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:00 am

"TOMBSTONE & TREES" Tour - Learn about the trees of Crown Hill & their human neighbors. Get a free Tree Map and do a leaf collection!

✵ WHAT: This is a 90-minute Public walking tour, approximately one mile at a comfortable pace for most.

✵ DESCRIPTION: Learn about the trees of Crown Hill & their human neighbors. On this tour, participants will see the impressive tombstones, and the equally impressive nearby trees (often much more impressive!), on this leisurely walk through the scenic grounds of the cemetery. This tour will take a closer look at about 20 of the 4,100 trees in the cemetery, some which are not native to Indiana. Among the trees, visitors will hear about some of the interesting people buried at Crown Hill, and what they did during their lives. Enjoy nature and history at the same time! Keep your eyes open for some of our White-tailed deer! Students are welcome to do a leaf collection. When available, our special Tree Maps will be provided, or you can download one at any time from our Nature page: http://crownhillhf.org/natureinthecity.html

✵ WHERE TO MEET: right inside the 34th St. and Boulevard Place stone gate entrance. The 34th St. Gate is noted with a red marker on the south grounds on this map: http://goo.gl/Z7g2i (you may have to copy & paste it into your browser's address bar).

✵ COST: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students; reservations not required.

✵ NOTE: In the event of rain, some events may be cancelled. Public Tours are usually held in the rain as long as it's not severe.

✵ THANK YOU! Did you know that your attendance of our tours and events supports the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation? Check out the restoration and educational programs funded by the Foundation at CrownHillHF.org.

For more info, email Marty Davis at mdavis@crownhill.org
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For a complete list of our PUBLIC TOURS & EVENTS for 2017 (with photos!), please visit:
http://crownhillhf.org/tours_events2017.html
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CELEBRATING 150 YEARS with “CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary”
In celebration of Crown Hill's 150th Anniversary, Crown Hill Heritage Foundation and Indiana Historical Society Press have published a fantastic coffee table book that’s been chosen as the SILVER PLACE WINNER in Foreward Review's prestigious "BOOK OF THE YEAR" Contest in the Regional Category!

CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary is a beautiful 380-page coffee table book which tells the story of our nation's third largest non-government cemetery from it's founding in 1863 (during the Civil War) until today. Authors Douglas Wissing, Marianne Tobias, Rebecca Dolan, and Anne Ryder cover many topics including extensive history, personal and poignant stories, natural history, and numerous vignettes of individuals and families who rest within its historic Gothic gates. It features over 600 beautiful, full color photographs by Marty N. Davis and Richard Fields, including a number of aerial photos of Crown Hill that will capture your attention as they allow you to see Crown Hill as you've never seen it before! Author Douglas Wissing beautifully weaves together 150 years of Crown Hill history with local and state history, creating the context which allowed Crown Hill to become the "City on the Hill" - the final resting place of many of our pioneers, civic leaders, politicians, musicians, actors, artists, automotive manufacturers and Indianapolis 500 notables, military and public safety heroes, and countless others.

CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary is available for purchase at the Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery office during regular office hours or may be ordered off of either website. The total cost is $40 per book, or $50 if mailed. You may also order you copy by phone or by mail for $40 each and pick your book up at the Funeral Home and Cemetery office Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. For more information, please contact Marianne Randjelovic at development@crownhill.org or call (317) 920-4165.

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