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Tours & Events
LEWIS HENRY MORGAN AND FRIENDS OF THE PUNDIT CLUB
Presented by the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
and the Anthropology Dept. of the University of Rochester
Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
North cemetery entrance, opposite Robinson Drive
Free to all
In mid-nineteenth century Rochester, economic growth and development spurred professional men to seek personal progress and self-cultivation through literary fraternities and clubs.
Lewis Henry Morgan
, the father of cultural anthropology, was a prominent member of the "pundit club" (as it was humorously known) along with other Rochesterians. You will meet many of these club members in the tour and learn about their interesting intellectual legacy, including:
Edward Mott Moore
, a Rochester physician, and president of the Rochester Park Commission, who hired Frederick Law Olmstead to design Highland Park and Genesee Valley Park.
Martin Brewer Anderson
, first president of the University of Rochester, who actively explored the Adirondack Mountains producing the early "Map of the New York Wilderness."
The tour will be led by six veteran Mount Hope Cemetery tour guides. In addition, Dr. Robert Foster, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, will be on hand to highlight the research his students have completed on these historic figures in Rochester's history.
Admission is free to members of FOMH as well as the general public, so bring your friends!
OCTOBER GRAND TORCH LIGHT TOURS
Our popular annual after-dark tours!
Saturday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, October 9
Groups go out every 15 minutes, beginning at sunset.
Guides will take you to unique stops and share stories from Rochester's history, by moonlight and torchlight.
North Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive.
$10. Available at Wegmans
You must select a start time for your tour when you purchase your ticket.)
Tickets purchased at the door:
This is an adult-only event -- not appropriate for children under 14.
RAIN OR SHINE -- ALL SALES FINAL -- NO PARKING IN THE CEMETERY
On-street parking available on Robinson Drive and other neighborhood streets.
Tours & Events
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