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Path Through History Day
June 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery and the City of Rochester will present a day of activities and performances celebrating our rich local history as part of New York State’s “Path Through History Weekend.”
Park at the south entrance, where the 1912 chapel will be open for limited viewing. Transportation will be provided through the cemetery to the north entrance where most activities and presentations will take place. There, the 1862 chapel will also be open for limited viewing.
The festivities begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. In the hours that follow you can:
– Enjoy a performance by the Excelsior Cornet Band.
– Witness historical cemetery landscape maintenance by live sheep and goats.
– Watch a demonstration of early baseball by the Baseball Historical Society.
– See inspiring portrayals of Frederick Douglass and Nathaniel Rochester by local actors.
– Learn about Morse Code in modern times.
– Hear about the life of Lewis Henry Morgan.
Have fun with a History Scavenger Hunt as you learn about victorian symbols, stone types, monument styles, and more.
Explore exhibits and information from Bausch + Lomb, Strong Museum of Play, Western Union Telegraph, Haskell Monument Works, and the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery.
Assistance with genealogy look-ups and locating grave sites of relatives buried in Mount Hope will be available. (NOTE: If you plan to use this service, consider e-mailing your request in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Download and complete the form at the bottom of the Genealogy Services page and attach it to your email, or just enter the information in the body of your email. Your requested information will be ready on the day of the Path Through History event.)