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 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”
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 Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm.
This is our annual fundraiser to raise funds to maintain this historic landmark.
Tickets are $100.00 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
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 20th Annual "Tales of the Crypt"
will be held at Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 South Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 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 Garden Series 2014
Presented by The Downtown Dames
to benefit Mount Holly Cemtery
Dear Gardening Friends,
The Mount Holly Garden Series, sponsored by the Downtown Dames, the 3rd Saturday mornings of the month in the center of the Cemetery at 9:00 A. M. Refreshments and door prizes by the Downtown Dames. Bring your lawn chair and wear your gardening hat! A suggested $5.00 donation benefits the Downtown Dames projects at Mount Holly Cemetery. Everyone is welcome--bring a friend!
Mount Holly Garden Series 2014
April 19, 2014 - Beth Phelps, Pruning
May 17, 2014 - Mark Gibson, Green Thumb
June 21, 2014 - Scott Lyon, Fun ideas with your Home Landscape
July 19, 2014 - Yvonne Becker, The Mystery and Delight of Orchids
August 16, 2014 - Susan Rose: Daffodils for spring blooms
September 20, 2014 - Marcella Grimmett: Medicinal Herbs, Cures
October 18, 2014 - Tannarah Luxe Florist, Holiday decorating
All lectures begin at 9:00 A. M. and are less than an hour.Bring your lawn chair, wear your gardening hat and join us for refreshments at the Bell House, in the heart of our historic Mount Holly Cemetery .
Master Gardeners earn education points for attendance.
Sponsored by the Downtown Dames.A $5.00 donation to Mount Holly Cemetery is suggested.
Mount Holly Cemetery is located at 1200 South Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas
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