NEW!
FOMH ONLINE EXPERIENCES

You'll find links to a three-part tour of Mount Hope's trees, plus our "Mount Hope Moments" -- digital vignettes based on research into Mount Hope's rich cultural history.

New Videos:



THE HENRY RUNDEL FAMILY - A STORY OF HEARTBREAK

Visit our Online Programs Page to find links to all of the Friends online initiatives, including "Mourning in the Morning" presentations recorded at the Rochester Public Library, available on the Central Libary's YouTube channel.



TREES OF MOUNT HOPE

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Interested in Mount Hope Cemetery's trees?

Hop on the plantsmap website (plantsmap.com -- a website that hosts botanical collections) and search "fomh".  Then navigate to different plants and collections  identified in the cemetery. more..



MAILING ADDRESS
Please address mail correspondence to:Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
P.O. Box 18713,
Rochester, NY 14618-0713





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Please note: When using the CONTACT US feature, the words CONTACT US must be the only words used in the subject line.


Visit our CALENDAR for a quick scan of upcoming tours and events.




Winter image of chapel at south cemetery entrance on Mt. Hope Ave.WINTER WALKING TOUR

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.
Meet: South entrance, 1133 Mount Hope Avenue (opposite Distillery Restaurant)
Admission: $12 (Free for FOMH Members)



ALL TOUR GOERS (INCLUDING FOMH MEMBERS) MUST REGISTER AND ACQUIRE TICKETS IN ADVANCE. 

Visit the TOURS Page for information about the tour and registration instructions.



MOURNING IN THE MORNING LECTURES -- WINTER 2021

Don't Miss Our March Program!

portrait of Emily Sibley WatsonEmily Sibley Watson: Rochester's Quiet Philanthropist

Presented by Marjorie Searl

Saturday, March 13
10:30 a.m.


Visit our EVENTS page for more information about this ZOOM program and pre-registration instructions.

Presented in partnership with the Central Library



A Great Gift for Black History Month

Cover image of Beyond These Gates
Beyond These Gates: Mountains of Hope
in Rochester's African-American History
     By Marilyn S. Nolte and Verdis L. Robinson

$25 (tax included)
 plus $3.50 shipping/handling



This captivating book, written by Marilyn Nolte and Verdis L. Robinson, features the stories of many African-Americans who lived in Rochester and are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.
  
"We bestow upon them the title of Mounts of Hope, for they came to Rochester, New York with an enduring optimism, endless courage, the ability to overcome obstacles, to labor for their bread, to fight for their beliefs, to make contributions to their community, and throughout their lives maintain mountains of hope for their future and that of their children. It is fitting that they rest permanently in a cemetery with the name, Mount Hope." 
    -- The Authors.

To purchase this book, visit our Gift Shop page to download and print the  order form in PDF or Word format.


Emil Homerin portraitEMIL HOMERIN
––longtime trustee, exceptional tour guide, and esteemed friend, died December 26 at the age of 65. In this month's Epitaph, several of his colleagues at the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery pay tribute to him and to his devotion and contributions to the FOMH.

The FOMH board has established a fund to plant a tree in Homerin's memory. In the spring we will stage a dedication, inviting friends, family, and colleagues to Mount Hope Cemetery.

Gifts to the Emil Homerin Tree Fund may be sent to :
Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
PO Box 18713
Rochester, NY 14618.

Please note "Emil Homerin tree" in the memo section of your check. Thank you.



GENEALOGICAL SERVICES
Click on Genealogical Services to find information about  assistance offered by Friends volunteers.



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