Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. will think outside their block by hosting a tour and workshop at Mount Hope Cemetery. Have you ever wondered what a mausoleum looks like behind those ornate solid bronze doors? Do you want to hear directly from the “spirits” of Joplin “influencers” of the early 1900s? Saturday, June 18, 2022 is your chance. The cemetery tour starts at 3:00 and goes to 8:00 pm. Tour includes docents, historic reenactors, musical entertainment and theatrical performances by Dream Theatre Troupe.
Hands-on workshop will also be offered at 10:00 am. Guests will learn the basics of headstone restoration, maintenance, and safe cleaning practices. Bring your own soft brush and bucket and we will supply the rest.
Refreshments will be available so that attendees can “sip and stroll” through this historic site atop Jasper County’s highest natural elevation.
Tour at your own pace to each selected mausoleums and monuments to hear directly from the “ghosts” of Joplin “influencers” of the early 1900s.
Mount Hope Cemetery represents an extremely valuable cultural and historical asset of the four-state area through their genealogical information, gravestone architecture, and iconography. Joplin co-founding father Patrick Murphy and Webb City founding-father John Cornwell Webb are both interred here. The cemetery was designed in 1905 by Hare and Hare, who later went on to assist in the design of the Kansas City Country Club Plaza, Nelson Art Gallery, and much more.
Purchase a ticket: Tickets can only be purchased at the gate on tour day
This special event is brought to you by Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. and our sponsors.