Little Rock's Historic Mount Holly Cemetery is located on Broadway between 13th Street and I-630. We are home to over 500 veterans who served our country in all wars from the Revolutionary through Desert Storm. For the last three years the Mount Holly Cemetery Association has sponsored the placing of flags on these veterans' graves. To accomplish this, we need your help.
Participating is Easy
1) Sign up via email
2) Bring the following: Sun hats, sun screen, water, a hammer and a screwdriver (those are in case the ground is hard and we have trouble placing the flags)
3) Arrive about 12:20 a.m. on May 26 ( Sunday)
4) Please park on 13th street and enter through the side gate. There will not be enough room to park inside the cemetery.
5) Meet at the Bell House in the center of the cemetery.
6) At 12:30 I will speak briefly explaining the arrangement of the cemetery and give each team their section and street assignments including a map, list of veterans in their section, and a bundle of flags.
Thank you so much for volunteering to help. To sign up to help or if you have any questions or need to discuss arrangements with me, email me at email@example.com
Mount Holly Cemetery is like an aging, but gracious Southern lady. She is in need of ongoing maintenance! Funds raised at the picnic will help maintain this historic landmark. We will walk in Little Rock’s historical footsteps at the 9 th Annual Mount Holly Cemetery Picnic. Dating to 1843, but with grave sites that date much earlier, Mount Holly is a “living and breathing” historical treasure in the heart of Little Rock’s Historic District.
Festivities will include:
Turn of the century picnic “delicacies”
Live music by the Quapaw Brass Quintet
Silent auction of tours, elegant dinner parties and opportunities for exclusive events at Mount Holly Cemetery and many other items.
Guests will have the opportunity to join in a historic tour of the cemetery, featuring famous and infamous residents of Mount Holly Cemetery or guests can enjoy a naturalist tour!
You are invited to join us for a picnic on the grounds of Mount Holly Cemetery,
1200 South Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas, on the last Sunday of April.
This is our annual fundraiser to raise funds to maintain this historic landmark.
Tickets are $75.00 for adults, $25.00 for children under 12.
To purchase tickets,
mail your check made payable to:
Mount Holly Cemetery Association
PO Box 250118
Little Rock, AR 72225
Checks must be received by April 15
Tours of Mount Holly Cemetery
Tours of Mount Holly Cemetery are available by appointment.
The cost of a guided tour is $5.00 per person.
There is a flat rate of $50.00 for school groups of 30 or fewer participants.
The cemetery is located at 1200 South Broadway in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Tours are scheduled by calling Sexton Steve Adams at 501-376-1843.
Tour offerings include:
Arkansas and Little Rock History
The Cherokee Removal and Indian Territory
Victorian Funerary Art and Symbolism
The Trees and other Flora of Mount Holly
African Americans in Mount Holly
Famous Women of Mount Holly
Tales of the Crypt
Held the second Tuesday of October, Tales of the Crypt is an annual Mount Holly Event. Under the direction of Fred Boosey & Tamara Zinck, drama students from Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School are each given a person buried in the cemetery to research. They then prepare short monologues or dialogues, complete with period costumes, to be performed in front of the researched person's grave. Award-winning local costumer Debi Manire will once again provide the wonderful historical characters' costumes. Audiences are led through the cemetery from grave to grave by guides with candles. Although it takes place around the same time as the American holiday Halloween, the event is meant to be historic rather than spooky. Many local teachers award extra credit to students who attend.
The Eighteenth Annual "Tales of the Crypt" will be sponsored by Mount Holly Cemetery Association and Parview Arts-Science Magnet High School.
The event will be held at Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 South Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Admission is free to the public, however donations to Mount Holly Cemetery are appreciated and aid in the maintenance of the cemetery.
Mount Holly Cemetery is located at 1200 South Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas
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