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tales from the crypts the mausoleums of mount hope cemetery

Tales from the Crypts: The Mausoleums of Mount Hope Cemetery

May 21, 2021

Presented by Chris Grooms Each of Mount Hope Cemetery’s 85 mausoleums has its own story. Discover stories of philanthropists, artists, inventors, mayors, entrepreneurs, and everyday Rochesterians who commissioned mausoleums to […]

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Mount Hope Cemetery: An Artistic Legacy

May 21, 2021

Presented by Christopher C. Conway Explore a selection of artistic works found throughout Mount Hope Cemetery and learn about the artists responsible for them, as well as local patrons and […]

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The Death of Harriet Bentley in the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic — A Family Grieves

May 21, 2021

Presented by Patricia Corcoran The presentation details how family members dealt with the tragedy of losing a beloved mother and daughter in the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic. Speaker Patricia Corcoran […]

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Mount Hope Cemetery and the Rural Cemetery Movement: A History of…Everything?

May 21, 2021

Presented by Dennis Carr While intended to appear as a work of nature, Mount Hope Cemetery is our region’s greatest example of romantic landscape design. Its form, function, and aesthetic […]

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East Avenue in Its Gilded Age

May 21, 2021

Presented by Sally Millick East Avenue in Rochester was once one of the most glamorous and beautiful avenues in the nation – a result of the city’s boomtown wealth of […]

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Carved in Stone: Exploring Cemetery Symbolism & Iconography

May 21, 2021

Presented by Deb Coffey Historian, researcher, and cemetery enthusiast Deb Coffey explores the fascinating world of cemetery symbolism and iconography, highlighting the Victorian and 19th century symbolism found in Mount […]

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