Mike Kara Presents.....
Community Focus/Community Fun
Internet Special

Friends
of
The Bohemian National Cemetery
http://www.friendsofbnc.org

Featuring A Meeting

At Bohemian National Cemetery

&

A Presentation on

Jens Jensen
&
Ossian Simmonds




Although a cemetery is not the first thing We think of when
talking about Rich History, Cultural and Art, a cemetery
 can be a place of beauty and celebration as well as rest.
Yes celebration. The Friends of Bohemian National Cemetery
were established in 2003 to preserve and support Bohemian
 National Cemetery. Their members appreciate the cemetery
 as a valuable showcase of art, sculpture, and architecture;
a source of historical and genealogical information; and a
 beautiful, serene resting place.

The Bohemian National Cemetery Association was chartered
in 1877 by the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit organization for
 the purpose of providing a facility for interment, cremation and
inurnment of the remains of deceased persons. Founded as a last
resting place for persons of Czech (Bohemian, Moravian, and
Slovakian) birth, extraction or descent, it is currently operated
on a non-sectarian basis.

Spanning 126 acres, it has been called a beautiful Garden
of the Dead and is a Chicago landmark. Rich with genealogical
 information, the cemetery is the final home for over 116,000 people.

Although all is welcome at Bohemian National Cemetery is
 a place to celebrate Our Bohemian and Czech Heritage. It can
 be compared to a Jewish, Scottish African-American Cemetery.
 Again You do not have to be Bohemian or Czech to get in, but
it is place to cherish Our Czech Roots.

The Friends of Bohemian National Cemetery holds several
 tours and free programs throughout the year and engage
 in fundraising to support restoration of the cemetery.

Today We find Ourselves at Bohemian National Cemetery
 for one of two meetings The Friends of BNC hold.

Today We are in The Columbarium for a awesome and informative presentation about Jen Jenson. On Sunday, January 28, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., Friends of BNC hosted a free program, open to all, about Jens Jensen and Ossian C. Simonds, contemporary architects of naturalistic landscape design.

Barbara Geiger was the presenter, and is a
landscape historian and design consultant.
She is an instructor at I.I.T., Northwestern
 University and the Chicago Botanic Gardens,
and a lecturer and landscape tour guide at
 Graceland Cemetery.

After the program, everyone enjoyed some real
Bohemian Goodies at the gatehouse.

Check Out this very interesting segment both as an internet special
 and on Cable in March 2007




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Friends
of
The Bohemian National Cemetery
http://www.friendsofbnc.org

Featuring A Meeting

At Bohemian National Cemetery

&

A Presentation on

Jens Jensen
&
Ossian Simmonds



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