Hi, I’m posting to share the news that Newarkology has gotten permission to offer a walking tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mt. Pleasant and Fairmount cemeteries were the only two options for eternal rest for well-to-do 19th century Newarkers, with Mt. Pleasant being the choice for most of the Anglo-Protestant aristocracy. The Ballantines, Murphys, Kinneys, and Frelinghuysens who did business and socialization together in life all elected to spent eternity together as well. Learn about the lives and fortunes of the men and women who made Newark an industrial colossus and Victorian mourning customs.
Come learn about the great politicians, businessmen, inventors, and divines of Newark’s Golden Age on this exciting tour.
Date: Sunday, October 5th
Cost: $10 for those coming on their first Newarkology tour
Location: 375 Broadway, Newark, New Jersey
More information is available at my website.