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 Nineteenth 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 8, 2013, 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 2013
Presented by The Downtown Dames
to benefit Mount Holly Cemtery
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.
APRIL 20, 2013:Beth Phelps, Beneficial Bugs and Insects in Your Garden
MAY 18, 2013:Scott Lyon, Landscaping and Decorative Gardening
JUNE 15, 2013:Susan Rose, Shade Plants for your Garden
JUNE 22, 2013: Special Event:Historical Tour of gravesites along Grand Avenue and Scott Lyon will present Porch Pots for Home and Garden
JULY 20, 2013:Green Thumb Nursery, Water Features and Water Gardens
AUGUST 17, 2013:Marcella Grimmett, Herb’s in the Cemetery and Garden
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013:Marianne Ligon, Trees At Mount Holly :Legends and Myths
OCTOBER 19, 2013: Ted Lewis of Floral Express, Holiday Table Decorations
Mount Holly Cemetery is located at 1200 South Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas
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