Rose Hill Annual Meeting

  • Historic Macon Foundation 935 High Street Macon, GA, 31201 United States

The Rose Hill Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 9 from 5:30-7pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage. During the Annual Meeting, updates will be provided on improvements made at Rose Hill Cemetery. Scarlet Jernigan, who wrote her dissertation on Rose Hill Cemetery, will provide a talk about Rose Hill.

This talk will discuss the adoption of the rural cemetery, a Unitarian innovation, here in Macon, Georgia. Topics discussed will include background on the rural cemetery movement, which aimed to naturalize and beautify burial grounds by placing them on the edge of town, and the difference between most Georgians' view of reform, death and the rural cemetery movement and the views of Unitarians.

The Rose Hill Annual Meeting is free for Friends of Rose Hill and members of Historic. Non-members are $5 and students are $3. The meeting begins with a reception from 5:30pm to 6pm following a formal presentation at 6pm.

Learn more about Scarlet Jernigan's work at http://www.historicmacon.org/rose-hill-cemetery.