in Stone" is an innovative educational program for Girl Scouts and
students in grades 4 to 12 aimed at promoting the incredible educational
resources of Rochester, New York's Mount Hope Cemetery. It is now
available for Girl Scout leaders and teachers.
7 Program Goals:
- To celebrate the contributions of famous women buried in Mount Hope Cemetery such as Susan B. Anthony, Anna Murray Douglass,
Daisy Marquis Jones, Georgiana Farr Sibley, Margaret Woodbury Strong, plus other great leaders
- To study in depth at least one woman buried in Mount Hope Cemetery
- To develop an appreciation of women as effective leaders and role models for social change
- To appreciate Mount Hope Cemetery as a local landmark and national historical treasure
- To discover other community cemeteries and appreciate their history
- To research and learn about careers
- To value the importance of community service and experience service learning
- Binder containing biographical information about women leaders
buried at Mount Hope Cemetery located at the GSWNY Rochester Service
- YouTube Video: Mount Hope Cemetery 1838 Rochester NY https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMtHope/videos/1339680459416445/
- "Pocket Guide of Mount Hope Cemetery" -- These are available free at Mount Hope Cemetery.
- Book: Buried Treasures in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester New York, A Pictorial Field Guide. Text by Richard O. Reisem
- Book: Mount Hope, Rochester, New York, America's First Municipal Victorian Cemetery. Text: Richard O. Reisem; Photography: Frank A. Gillespie
Electronic copies of the patch program requirements are available on line:
- Girl Scouts of Western New York website www.GSWNY.org
- Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery website www.fomh.org
Participants may need to have a journal, a camera, and art supplies depending on activities selected.
Stories in Stone patches are available for purchase at the GSWNY council shops or on their website: www.GSWNY.org
For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-837-6410.