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Mount Hope in the News

Mount Hope Cemetery is making headlines. Find out what's news at the cemetery!

Arbor Day

Rochester Celebrates Arbor Day, WROC, April, 25, 2014,

Reforest Mount Hope

Trees for Mount Hope, City Newspaper, Jan. 8, 2014.

175th Anniversary Celebration

Mt. Hope Cemetery Turns 175, YNN, Oct 5, 2013.

A Beautiful Place to Rest: Rochester's Mount Hope Cemetery

City Hall Link Gallery exhibit marks the 175th anniversary of the historic landmark

A Beautiful Place to Rest, YNN, Aug. 1, 2013.

Restoration at Mount Hope 

Mayor Richards and Congresswoman Slaughter unveiled renovations made possible by the Save America's Treasures grant.  

Improvements at Mount Hope Cemetery, YNN, Oct. 31, 2011.     

Some restoration is complete at Mt. Hope Cemetery, more work awaits, Democrat & Chronicle, Oct. 31, 2011.

Cremation at Mount Hope

Mt. Hope Cemetery Unveils New Crematorium. YNN, April 10, 2011. The open house showcased the area's first viewing room and brand new, state-of-the-art crematory. 

The beauty of Mount Hope gets national attention

Illustrious dead, living beauty lure visitors to rural cemeteries. USA Today, Oct. 17, 2010. "Mount Hope...is a refuge not only for the departed. Curious souls still tramp through the 196-acre arboretum by the tens of thousands each year, among them picnickers, bird watchers, joggers, and history buffs."

1912 New Chapel

New Chapel Virtual Tour. Democrat & Chronicle, Take a virtual tour of the breathtaking "new" chapel at Mount Hope, built in 1912 by the famous architect, J. Foster Warner.

Mount Hope 1912 Chapel   Mount-Hope-Cemetery-10-28 

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