It has been said that Mount Holly Cemetery is a city park for both the living and the dead. One of many great aspects of life in the cemetery include the school tours given throughout the year by our volunteer tour guides. This clever excerpt, about these tours, is taken from our cookbook, Recipes in Perpetuity: Timeless Tastes and Tales from Residents and Future Residents of Mount Holly.
One of the most joyous events at Mount Holly is a tour of the cemetery by a group of school children. This happens throughout the school year with classes coming from all over the state. Students receive lessons in history, art, and respect for those who have gone before; and they often write thank you notes to the Mount Holly volunteer who has guided them through the cemetery. They find the mausoleum “cool,” David O. Dodd’s grave interesting, and are fascinated by the story of the statues representing the two young sisters. Sometimes their comments and the pictures they draw on their notes bring a smile to our faces.
“I never knew that there were so many ways to bury a dead body.” “The mausoleum was also very cool. I enjoyed walking in it and looking at how old people were when they died.” “I have always enjoyed
“The mausoleum was also very cool. I enjoyed walking in it and looking at how old people were when they died.” “I have always enjoyed
“I have always enjoyed cemeteries, but Mount Holly has been the best I’ve been to by far. I mostly enjoyed the story of the two daughters who were made into statues.”
“I learned about the cremations buried under the water fountain. It really makes me think about doing the same thing when I die.”
And finally: “Knowing that some important Arkansans are buried there makes Arkansas seem less lame.”