Jefferson Design Students Light up the Night at Cemetery Soul Crawl

Industrial design seniors Alex Marino and Angela Banner lit up Laurel Hill Cemetery last year.

Industrial design seniors Alex Marino and Angela Banner lit up Laurel Hill Cemetery last year.

Jefferson industrial design, architecture and interior design students will help light up the night at one of the spookiest events of the season this weekend.

The Laurel Hill Cemetery annual Halloween Soul Crawl: Haunted History tour will take place Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) students created four different stations throughout the cemetery – including at the mausoleum and obelisk – that will feature the vibrant and haunting light shows.

The sixteen juniors and seniors worked on the light shows as part of a class project in two lighting courses taught by Lyn Godley, associate professor of industrial design. The courses are part of a lighting concentration in the industrial design program that was first offered last fall.

The annual Soul Crawl features flashlight tours along winding, dimly-lit paths, focusing on the cemetery’s rich history and the spirits buried within.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Jefferson students with ID can purchase discounted $10 tickets. Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance is located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19132.

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