Press Release:

On Saturday  June 24, 2017 

From 2:00 - 5:00 pm 

Please join us in "An Historic Tour of Mount Pleasant Cemetery."  


Established in 1844, the cemetery is the resting place of some of Newark's prominent leaders, industrialists and inventors.  

This tour will introduce visitors to those people and their place in our history with volunteers dressed in period costumes enacting those figures.  You will have the opportunity to meet Thomas A. Edison as he sits on the bench that he designed for the grave site of his first wife, Mary Sitwell.  John Dryden will be by his mausoleum where he will tell visitors of how he founded Prudential Insurance Co. , also Peter Ballantine will be there to tell you of his immigration from Scotland to his founding one of America's largest breweries.  Samuel Ward, composer of "America the Beautiful" will sing a verse of his famous hymn while a deceased Newark firefighter will tell you his tragic death and the history of "The Firemen's Plot".  

There will be more stories to hear among the winding paths of this beautiful and historic space.  The cemetery is located at 375 Broadway and parking is available next to the cemetery at Rafael Hernandez School. 

Please Join Us:

 Admission is $5 per person.  The event is sponsored by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee and the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association."  Rain date is Sunday June 25.

 "Newark Through the Ages"

About the Presentation:

February 26, 2017 NPLC President, Liz Del Tufo, presented her power point "Newark Through the Ages" for the Westfield Historical Society.

Itwas so well received she returned on April 2 for a secondpresentation.  "Newark Through the Ages" is a narratedpictorial walk through Newark's history from 1666 to the present.  If youhave a group that would enjoy this presentation you may e-mail

Liz is shown a bathing bought at the L.Plaut Department store in Newark.  The first Newark department storein Newark,the L.Plaut store was acquired by Louis Bamberger.. 

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