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Oct 26-28, 2017
Crown Hill Cemetery, 3400 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 4620, Indianapolis, Indiana

11th Annual MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Concerts!

You can purchase TICKETS for all six concerts at this link:
(Please note that tickets will not be available at the door.)

October 19, 20, 21
October 26, 27, 28

Brought to you by the CROWN HILL HERITAGE FOUNDATION, our "MUSIC OF THE NIGHT" Concerts are something you won't want to miss! Held in Crown Hill's beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), these concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as "The Phantom," along with awesome "Phantom Vocalists," Eric Wickens and Leah Crane. They will perform music from the famous "Phantom of the Opera," as well as many familiar TV & movie themes that are sure to please. Mr. Manning and the "Phantom Vocalists" will fill the evening with their wonderful musical gifts as well as humor and drama, followed by ghoulish refreshments!

And if that's not enough wonderful entertainment for the evening, also included in the ticket price is our ever-popular "Skeletons in the Closet, Part I" guided walking tour (description below) conducted by one of Crown Hill's expert tour guides, Tom Davis. On this tour we'll visit many graves and learn the secrets that some had thought they'd carried to their grave. (Please note that this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, just interesting facts.) The tour will last about an hour and will progress at a comfortable pace. (Walking up the steep hill to the top of Crown Hill is optional.) Please note that the "Skeletons in the Closet" walking tour is included with the concert ticket and that "tour only" tickets will not be sold.

October 19, 20, 21
October 26, 27, 28
The six concerts will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of the last two weekends of October. Each evening they will be held in the historic Gothic Chapel at 8:00 pm. Following the concerts awesome refreshments will be served - Long's donuts & hot apple cider, as well as bottled water and apples! The guided walking tour will begin after refreshments at approximately 9:20 pm and will last about an hour. The tour will depart outside in front of the chapel. Flashlights are recommended, along with good walking shoes. Please dress warmly; our tour takes us to the top of the Crown in the dark and it's often chilly and windy in late fall.

You may purchase your tickets at this link - http://crownhillhf.org/music-of-the-night2017.html
(Please note that tickets will not be available at the door.)

2017 is the 11th year we've presented these entertaining "Music of the Night" concerts and the past ten years we've sold out (or came super close!), so you're encouraged to buy your tickets well in advance! Seating is very limited.

For other ticket information - not to purchase - call Marianne at 317-920-4165, or send an email to development@crownhill.org.

Was it one of his three wives, or another long-time lover, that Skiles Test kept in a glass coffin in his House of Blue Lights along Fall Creek? Why does one headstone say simply "Mother of Rosalind" and not her full name, which would have been Helen Orr Hufnall Phaff English Wegmann English English Prince Prince? He followed in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather to become bank president, building himself a 40,000 square foot mansion on the east side of town, but by the time Stoughton Fletcher died, he'd lost the house, survived his wife's suicide, a runaway daughter's mysterious death, and was working as a hotel elevator operator in Los Angeles when his son committed suicide as well. On this tour we'll discuss their lives and the lives of others who show us that money does not necessarily bring happiness. Note: this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, but a historical tour about of some of the people buried at Crown Hill.

For a complete list of our PUBLIC TOURS & EVENTS for 2017 (with photos!), please visit:

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery
Web: CrownHill.org
Facebook: CrownHill.org
Twitter: @CrownHill_FHC

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation
Web: CrownHillHF.org
Facebook: CrownHillHeritageFoundation
Twitter: @CrownHillCem

Crown Hill Tour Guide & Historian Tom Davis tweets history, pics, & trivia: @CrownHillTom

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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