Take a virtual visit at one of Bangor's most beautiful spots, and get a history lesson while you are it!

Comin up on Thursday, May 27, at 4pm, there will be a free virtual walking tour through the historic, and iconic, Mount Hope Cemetery. Taking a stroll through Mount Hope is always better in person, but during this event, they will be taking a look around the grounds, and breaking down some of the stories of some of the many notable and interesting stones in the cemetery.

Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as much for living as for those who had passed on.

There have been many times over the years that I have enjoyed a visit there on chilly early fall day, there is nothing quite like it. And with mask mandates lifting in the very near future, this is something you should put on a summer/fall to do list here in the Bangor area.

If you can't attend on May 27th, not to worry, this presentation will also be streamed via Facebook Live and available in the Mount Hope Cemetery video section of their Facebook page.

If you would like an invitation for this one time virtual event, here is the email address!


curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org.

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