Virtual Event, Lectures

Mourning in the Morning: East Avenue in Its Gilded Age

When: Sat., Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 2020

East Avenue in Rochester was once one of the most glamorous and beautiful avenues in the nation, a result of the city's boomtown wealth of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the families who built "country homes" on the "Road to Pittsford" also have permanent "estates" (or plots) at Mount Hope Cemetery. We'll explore the history of the avenue itself, as well as the families who resided here and now at Mount Hope. Presented by Sally Millick, longtime cemetery tour author and guide with the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery.