Now that the football season has ended (for The Bills), there will be folks looking for alternate Sunday activities. For history buffs, Forest Lawn features weekly programming that shines a light on the cemeteries “permanent residents” – specifically those who achieved great feats in the city where they once lived.
The event series started today, and runs every Sunday from January through April in the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center and the historic chapel. Visitors are treated with special concerts, featuring the music of those buried on the grounds. There are also genealogical workshops and fascinating presentations that put the cemetery under an inspector’s microscope.
Here’s the full schedule. For details, go to www.forest-lawn.com.
January 3 – Preserving Your Family Photos (Workshop)
January 10 – Buffalo’s Great Retailers (Presentation)
January 17 – Cemetery Symbolism (Presentation)
January 24 – The Little Harlem, Dan Montgomery’s & Other Night Clubs (Concert)
January 31 – No program
February 7 – Print Sources For Genealogy Research (Workshop)
February 14 – Emily McDonnell—A Monumental Woman (Presentation)
February 21 – Some Forest Lawn Soul, R&B and More! (Concert)
February 28 – 19th Century Innovators & Inventors (Presentation)
March 6 – A Look Into Forest Lawn’s Future (Presentation)
March 13 – Art and Souls (Presentation)
March 20 – The Big Bands Come to Forest Lawn (Concert)
March 27 – Easter – No program
April 3 – Breaking Old World: Tracing the Origins of Immigrant Ancestors (Presentation)
April 10 – How to Write Your Own Story (Workshop)
April 17 – The Mighty Wurlitzer…Alive and Well at Forest Lawn (Concert)
April 24 – 20th Century Innovators & Inventors (Presentation)
Tickets are $15 or $12 for members of the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation (or $10 for pay-per-view).
Photo: The Cemetery