During the Victorian Era, The Woodlands was a thriving rural cemetery, and within it, the Hamilton Mansion served a new purpose. Historian Aaron Wunsch will take you through the Hamilton Mansion as it was in the 1800’s – a funeral home.
About the speaker: Aaron Wunsch holds a B.A. in History from Haverford College, an M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a Doctorate in Architectural History from the University of California, Berkeley. His 2009 dissertation was entitled “Parceling the Picturesque: ‘Rural’ Cemeteries and Urban Context in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia.” He serves as vice president of Philadelphia’s Woodlands Cemetery and has been active on other nonprofit boards.
This tour has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00PM. The Second Saturday House and Cemetery Tour scheduled for 1:00PM on Saturday, October 13th has been cancelled.
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