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“A Tale of Two Cemeteries” Talk

General   •   July 20, 2023

City Tavern (3206 M St NW) is hosting A Tale of Two Cemeteries on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The program features historian and historic preservationist Paul K. Williams, who unexpectedly became the Superintendent of two historic cemeteries over the past 12 years – first, at Capitol Hill’s Congressional Cemetery, and more recently at Georgetown’s Oak Hill Cemetery, where he resides in the gatehouse. Both cemeteries were established before 1850, and are the final resting places for some of the city’s most famous and infamous families. Williams will discuss a brief history of the cemeteries, share entertaining behind-the-scenes stories, and offer his insight on cemetery operations, funerals, and the burial process. The event is free but registration is required. Most importantly, a cash bar is available.

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