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 Library's YouTube channel.



TREES OF MOUNT HOPE

brilliant red maple







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




Coming Soon!
A HUGE surprise is on its way at the end of May for all our faithful readers. Stay Tuned!




MAY 15 THEME TOURS

ice cream coneTHE ICE CREAM TOUR
Saturday, May 15, 11 am; encore Oct. 2                                        
Meet: South Entrance, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave., across from Distillery Restaurant
Tour Guide: Tony Filer                  
                                       
A "novelty" tour about one of Rochester's earliest businesses - the making and selling of ice cream and other sundries we still enjoy!
Advance Sales Tickets Recommended: $12 per person.  Click This Link to Purchase Tickets for the May 15 Tour.

canal boat in aqueduct over the GeneseeERIE CANAL I: BASINS AND BUILDERS

Sat., May 15, 11 am
Meet: North Gatehouse, 791 Mt. Hope Ave., opposite Robinson Dr.

Tour Guide: Nancy Uffindell
The Erie Canal made Rochester a boom town and had national impact. Meet famous and less-famous people and their connections to this legendary waterway.
Advance Sales Tickets Recommended: $12/person. Click This Link to Purchase Tickets.

Tickets purchased at the door: $15/person.
Admission is free for FOMH members.

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NOTE:

Tickets for other May Theme Tours are now available to purchase online.
Visit the TOURS page and scroll down to Theme Tours. Each tour has its own ticketing link.

Click this May Sunday and Twilight Tours link to purchase tickets for those general tours.



planted cradle graves

THE FRIENDS INVITE YOU TO
PLANT A GARDEN!

In 2019 the FOMH began a volunteer program to restore and replant 25 historic cradle graves. Las year more than 100 volunteers planted 80 such graves! During the summer of 2020 another 70 cradle graves were discovered in various states of repair. Currently 29 of these have been restored and are now available for planting.

Interested garden clubs and individuals can sign up to become Grave Gardeners by emailing radreeson@rochester.rr.com to schedule a date and time to meet at the cemetery and select a grave to adopt.

Cradle Grave Gardeners commit to tending their assigned graves throughout the entire growing season (May0November). This includes purchasing and planting flowers, and then keeping the garden watered and weeded. 

When you share your passion for gardening by adopting a cradle grave, you not only help beautify historic Mount Hope Cemetery, but also bring honor to those  who rest there.

For more information about the program, visit the FOMH Youtube channel to view these videos:

Mount Hope Cemetery Cradle Graves, 2020 -- A Photo Essay

Cradle Grave Gardeners Vol. 1



photo of tour group2021 TOUR SEASON ANNOUNCED


We're Back with In-Person Tours in 2021!

A full season of tours will be offered by the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery from April through October, 2021. We are excited to be back in the tour business!

Visit our TOURS page for schedule and details.

We have made a commitment to the safety of our tour goers and volunteers in a number of ways. The foremost is restricting the tour size and requiring advanced sales tickets.

Each tour will have its own URL for buying tickets in advance.
GENEALOGICAL SERVICES
Click on Genealogical Services to find information about  assistance offered by Friends volunteers.



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