150 Years of History in Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery

When: Saturday, May 4, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Begin and end at Zuber Angel (across from 128 Moore Ave)

Walk Leader: Wayne Miedema

Dating back to 1865, Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery is an inner-city oasis and a historical time machine. On this tour, we will visit memorials of some of the famous and not-so-famous men and women who made Berlin/Kitchener (and Canada) what it is today. We’ll visit an uptown brewer, a forgotten soldier and an innovative builder. We’ll visit a tire maker, an art collector and a senator that wooed Newfoundland into confederations by fighting for a banned substance to become legal (in 1948!). There’s one man that keeps popping up in stories and on stones. And there’s one woman that dug a foundation for an addition to the Barra Castle even though she had only one leg. This year’s tour includes three new stops – and many favourites from other years. (We will be walking on ground that is sometimes uneven.)

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