Largely ignored or forgotten about in the modern age, the graveyards of the western world have a long and rich history. They were once the centers of social activity for medieval communities, serving as the sites of festivals and even playgrounds of children. The industrial age changed all this, making them horrific and unsanitary places to be shunned and feared. Come and learn how these burial places were redeemed and reclaimed. And discover how they evolved into grand spectacles in the Victorian era, and why they are still among the best places to enjoy an afternoon.