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2017 SPECIAL EVENTS:

FRIENDS OF MOUNT HOPE ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM
Brighton Town Hall
2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Free and Open to the Public


Please join the Friends for a brief business meeting, followed by a short presentation by City of Rochester Historian Christine Ridarsky  on New York State's 2017 Women's Suffrage Centennial and associated events.

After a break for refreshments, Bruce Roloson of the Antique Wireless Association & Museum will present the evening's featured talk, "The Roots of the Telegraph are in Mount Hope Cemetery."

Mr. Roloson will describe the formation and development of Western Union in Rochester in the 19th century, focusing on Mount Hope Cemetery's permanent residents Hiram Sibley, James Reid, and others central to this industry.






          Hiram Sibley