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Working with the Central Library, the Friends are pleased to announce that the Mourning in the Morning Series will continue in 2021. Pre-registration is required for these ZOOM events. See below for instructions. 

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

Saturday, March 13
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Presented by Marjorie Searl

New research has painted a fuller picture of the life of Emily Sibley Watson (1855-1945). She is best known as the founder of the Memorial Art Gallery and Hochstein School. However, her philanthropic outreach extended more broadly than previously known. Mrs. Watson's large inheritance allowed her to support institutions and individuals, establishing her as one of the first local women to chart the course of her own independent fortune.

Margorie Searl retired as the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG)'s chief curator in 2013, after more than 25 years of service. At MAG, she was responsible for the permanent collection, organized exhibitions, and lectured extensively about MAG's art and history. With Lu Harper, she has been researching the life of the founder of MAG, Emily Sibley Watson, and the history of the Sibley and Watson families in Rochester.

To pre-register for this Zoom Event: Click this link to the Central Library's calendar page. All registrants will receive an email Saturday morning with log-on information approximately one hour before the presentation.

The following event was postponed until 2021:

Votercade 2020 Logo
Votercade 2020
will arrive at Mt. 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.