2017 SPECIAL EVENTS:
2nd Annual GEOGRAPHY OF MT. HOPE CEMETERY EVENT
Saturday, September 16, 10 am - 3 pm
Meet: North Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive
Tour Guide: MCC Associate Professor Michael Boester
Admission: $40 for this all-day program.
Reservations Required. Limit of 30 spaces available. Please call (585) 461-3494 or (585) 621-3529 for details and to register. Deadline Wednesday, September 13.
Michael Boester, Associate Professor of Geography, Monroe Community College, will cover the history of American graveyards, starting with the rural cemetery movement up to and including today's trends towards cremation and green burials. He will also share biographies of many early Rochesterians, and information on buildings, Victorian symbolism, mausoleums, and geology. The five-hour tour covering both the north and south areas of Mount Hope Cemetery is divided into two parts separated by a 30-minute lunch break.
Details as follows: Day of event meet at north cemetery entrance, 791 Mt. Hope Avenue opposite Robinson Drive. Check in at the gatehouse located just inside the cemetery gates.
Part 1 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm covering the north (old) section
12:30 to 1:00 pm – Lunch. Bring your own, or order upon arrival (cash only). Full details available when registering.
Part 2 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm covering the south (newer) section.
2017 GRAND TORCH LIGHT TOURS -- CANCELLED -- Please note that our annual Torch Light Tours, originally scheduled for October 7 and 10, will not be held this year.