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Winter Tours of Mount Hope Cemetery Offer Unique Escape from Cabin Fever!
, the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery will offer three opportunities to experience the beauty of the cemetery in winter with Saturday guided tours, 60-90 minutes long, on
January 25, February 22, and March 28.
The tours will begin at
11 am at the south cemetery entrance,
1133 Mt. Hope Avenue, opposite The Distillery restaurant.
is $10/person; free for members of the Friends of Mount Hope.
The tour route is entirely on flat, paved roads that are routinely plowed by cemetery staff. In addition to general information about Mount Hope, tours will include stops at the graves of famous suffragist Amy Post; and Edward Crone, who served in World War II with author Kurt Vonnegut and was the model for Vonnegut's "Billy Pilgrim" character. The cemetery's newest mausoleum and an impressive monument erected by the Union Pacific Railroad are also on the tour.
Mark your calendar!
will arrive at Mount Hope Cemetery on July 25, 2020!
Mount Hope Cemetery is a site partner of Votercade 2020, a program of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.
Please address mail correspondence to:
Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
P.O. Box 18713
Rochester, NY 14618-0713
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"MOURNING IN THE MORNING"
Winter Speaker Series Central Library of Rochester & Monroe Co.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Six programs will be presented, each on the second Saturday of the month, January - June.
for a complete list of programs.
Our February program is:
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY
Presented by Rose O'Keefe
Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
3rd Floor, Rundel Building
115 South Avenue, Rochester
This presentation is based on a walking tour in the southeast quadrant of the cemetery that highlights the African Americans in that section. Attendees will learn about the 19th-century notables that include the Rev. Thomas James, Dr. Charles Lunsford, Willie
Lightfoot, Rosetta Sprague Douglass and family, James McCuller, the Douglass Family and the Dinkle and Bunton families.
is the author of five history books on Rochester and WNY and has been a fan of Mount Hope Cemetery for decades.
SHOPPING ONLINE AT AMAZON?
to see how you can benefit the Friends each time you make a purchase through Amazon.
to find information about assistance offered by Friends volunteers.
TREES OF MOUNT HOPE
nterested in Mount Hope Cemetery's trees? Hop on the
(plantsmap.com -- a website that hosts botanical collections) and search "fomh". Then navigate to different plants and collections identified in the cemetery.
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