This walking tour will cover the grounds of the 1855 cemetery and visit the graves of Philadelphians who lost who were lost to the 1918 flu, discussing details of their lives-and burials during the last American pandemic. A general overview of Philadelphia during the 1918 pandemic will be provided by Mütter Museum staff, and information about Historical Mount Moriah from the Friends of Mount Moriah Volunteers.
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Mount Moriah Cemetery is an historic burial ground incorporated by an Act of the State Legislature in 1855, one of several rural cemeteries developed in Philadelphia between 1845 and 1860. The cemetery is approximately 200 acres and spans Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia and Yeadon. Mount Moriah was abandoned in 2011, and has been cared for by the all-volunteer Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery since. It is estimated that 200,000 people are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery with 648 burials as a result of the 1918 flu pandemic.
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