A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery

(Rochester, New York) – Mount Hope Cemetery is America's first municipal Victorian cemetery and the subject of WXXI’s upcoming documentary, A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery. The production spotlights the magnificent 196-acre piece of land, with its lofty hills and picturesque valleys, and features the mausoleums, Egyptian obelisks, Florentine cast-iron fountain, and the infinitely varied tombstones marking 350,000 graves. On Tuesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. WXXI-TV/HD tune in for this special documentary, shot in high definition, that shares the history behind the cemetery, the people buried there,  the symbolism behind the monuments, and much more. An encore of this presentation will air on Thursday, March 14 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD.




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