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The 200 Talk: Elmwood & the Memphis Bicentennial

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824 S Dudley St

824 South Dudley Street

Memphis, TN 38104

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The city of Memphis was founded in 1819 by James Winchester, John Overton, and Andrew Jackson. The land on the bluff was filled with big, old trees, mosquito-infested, swampy land, and generally needed a lot of work before human habitation could take place. But the people stayed and the "city of good abode" was forged.

Thirty-three years after the city was officially chartered, a fine garden cemetery was founded on the outskirts of town. The rich, the poor, and everyone in-between was buried from then on at Elmwood Cemetery, and we're inviting you to join us to hear a little bit about the whole lot of it.

Join us on Sunday, May 19th at 1:00 pm for an indoor, seated presentation in the Lord's Chapel. Guest presenter Willy Bearden will share fantastic vintage photos of the city, some Memphis history that you might not yet know, and the stories of the people who rest at Elmwood. We'll serve beer, wine, and plenty of snacks, and after the hour presentation you'll get the chance to ask questions, buy Elmwood merchandise, and have a stroll around the cemetery grounds.

Reservations only for this presentation, please! Admission is $20 per person; all proceeds from this event benefit historic, nonprofit Elmwood Cemetery.


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