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Cremation: History and Modern Process

January 19, 2017, 5:00pm6:30pm

Credit: Art Presson
Credit: Art Presson

What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation’s history (from its origins 32,000 years ago in Australia) and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted exploration will also touch on how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values.


Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, then chat with Amy and other attendees at a short reception.


Free to attend, RSVP recommended. Please register using the Eventbrite box below.


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January 19, 2017
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States

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