Friday, June 4, 2010
TOMBSTONE OF LOUISA KNAPP CURTIS - Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
A lovely tombstone stands the middle of a small plot overlooking the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Louisa Knapp Curtis, who is buried in this plot, was very prominent in the history of music in Philadelphia and she wished to extend her love and patronship of music beyond her gave. She succeeded by founding the "Curtis Institute of Music" which, according to its website at www.curtis.edu, "educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level." Curtis is one of the world's leading conservatories.