Mt Hope Cem. – 175 Years

Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester had an anniversary last week. The cemetery was dedicated on Oct. 3, 1838. Last Saturday Mayor Tom Richards and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter were at a anniversary celebration at the cemetery. In the last 175 years the cemetery has grown in size. Originally it was about 54 acres and now it is about …

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Mt. Hope Cemetery Book

Last night during the WXXI-TV documentary “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” there were several pledge breaks. One of the gifts that they would give for a pledge was the book Buried Treasures by Richard Reisem. The book tells the stories of some 500 individuals buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. The …

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Mt Hope Cemetery on TV

Had I known beforehand, I would have posted about the documentary that was on tonight about Mt. Hope Cemetery. As it turned out, I only saw that it was on about 10 minutes before it started. “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” was on WXXI-TV. Great nature photography in all 4 seasons help …

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Tombstone Tuesday – 4/14/09

This year is the 175th anniversary of the City of Rochester. The City is named for Nathaniel Rochester who was an early promoter of the small village. Nathaniel died three years before Rochester became a City. He and his family are buried at the top of lot R in Mt. Hope Cemetery in the City …

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Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery

The Friends of Mt. Hope is a group founded in 1980 to preserve the cemetery and also to make improvements. They are giving free tours on Saturdays (at 2 PM) and Sundays (2 and 2:30PM) until October. If you haven’t taken the tour, you get to see a good portion of the cemetery, learn some …

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