Stories in Stone: Memorial Day Presentation at Ivy Hill Cemetery (
*This video will be posted at 10 a.m. It will not be livestreaming.)
The rural cemetery movement of the mid-19th century was typically built just outside of the city, and it mirrored changing attitudes toward death in the nineteenth century. From their inception, they were intended as civic institutions designed for public use. Before the widespread development of public parks, the rural cemetery provided a place for the general public to enjoy outdoor recreation amidst art and sculpture previously available only for the wealthy. Picnics and other events were frequently held at such sites. View this video to learn more about Ivy Hill Cemetery and how it fit this model.
Presented by the Isle of Wight County Museum.
Thursday, 01 January | Smithfield, VA