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Forest Lawn Visitors to Explore the Great Mausoleum

The Glendale Historical Society, in partnership with Forest Lawn Glendale, will welcome the public to “Descent Into History: Forest Lawn’s Great Mausoleum Lecture & Tour” on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 1 p.m.
Guests can expect an exclusive peek into the depths of Forest Lawn’s Great Mausoleum at this two-part event.
Part one, on April 25, will include “Back In Time: Origins of Great Mausoleum” lecture, followed by a Q&A. It will be located at Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Glendale. The event will start with a behind-the-scenes lecture by James Fishburne, Forest Lawn Museum director. Attendees will discover the hidden stories and history behind the iconic resting place.
Part two, on April 28, will feature a walking tour through the original levels of the Great Mausoleum, followed by a wine reception with light refreshments. Forest Lawn Glendale’s knowledgeable guides will take visitors on a walking tour descending through the original lower three levels of the mausoleum and on a journey back in time, unveiling the rich history and hidden artworks along the way. The tour will allow people to discover sculptures, stained-glass windows and architectural features in areas unseen by most Forest Lawn visitors.
There will also be a scavenger hunt, where participants can be the first to find this year’s artistic detail on the Forest Lawn grounds and win a prize.
Tickets are $50. For the Glendale Historical Society members, tickets are $40.
Forest Lawn Glendale is located on South Glendale Avenue. Free parking is available on the street in front of the Little Church of the Flowers and on streets near the entrance to the Great Mausoleum.
Guests should be aware there are multiple flights of stairs in the Great Mausoleum, with no handicap access. There will be steps and uneven surfaces so comfortable flat shoes with good treads are recommended. Photography is not permitted.
For more information, call (818) 242-7447 or email events.FL@glendalehistorical.org.

First published in the April 6 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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