Great things are happening at Mount Hope!
Lucy Colman, our newly appreciated suffragist and abolitionist, formerly buried in an overgrown and hidden gravesite in Section M, has now been given her fair due after three years of effort. Her family gravesite has been cleared and rejuvenated by Tom Jones and her family stones repaired by Bill Yager. The finishing touch is this lovely stone drawn and put together by Bill Yager. It is currently on view at the gatehouse, and will soon find a permanent home on her gravesite.
All of this work was done without cost – as Bill Yager stated, “It was my honor.”
This entire project is thanks to the advocacy and persistence of Anna Jannes, a FOMH member who found Lucy’s obscure gravesite and who kept the story of Lucy alive and well in our writings and presentations. Lucy’s touching biography was featured in the Fall 2019 Epitaph (Part I) and the Winter 2020 Epitaph (Part 2) in an article written and researched by former University of Rochester student Sophia McRae.
Lucy Colman, you now occupy a special space in Mount Hope, worthy of your many contributions to the causes of abolition and suffrage!