Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on headstones and iron works at Hollywood Cemetery. Discover the historical origins of monument styles including cradle stones, pyramids, pier stones, mausoleums, and reliquaries. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended.
This tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. $15 per person or $5 for Valentine Members. Tour guides will accept cash or check. Walk-ups welcome!
Friends of Hollywood Cemetery is cosponsoring a Banner Lecture by Mary Lynn Bayliss at The Virginia Historical Society, Robins Family Forum on Thursday, July 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Mary Lynn Bayliss will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "The Dooleys of Richmond: Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South."
Two weeks after their wedding in Alexandria, Virginia, Irish Immigrants John and Sarah Dooley were at home in Richmond when John's first advertisement for his hat manufacturing business appeared in a Richmond newspaper. Five years later, when John had become one of Richmond's prominent residents, their second son, James Henry Dooley, destined to become a lawyer and one of the city's great philanthropists, was born. The story of his family and their devotion to the city and the South, The Dooleys of Richmond sheds new light on the experience of Irish immigrants in the urban South before, during and after the Civil War. James Henry Dooley served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates before becoming a key figure in the development of the industries and infrastructure of the New South. Maymont, the Gilded Age estate he and his wife created and left to the city of Richmond as a museum and park, is only one of their many gifts to the city.
Dr. May Lynn Bayliss has published articles in Virginia Cavalcade, The Richmond Quarterly, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, and Encyclopedia Virginia. She is the author of The Dooleys of Richmond: Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South.
Children (18 & under) free
Historical Society Members free