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 restingplace of some of Newark's prominent leaders, industrialists andinventors.  

This tour will introduce visitors to those people and theirplace in our history with volunteers dressed in periodcostumes enacting those figures.  You will have the opportunity tomeet Thomas A. Edison as he sits on the bench that he designed for thegravesite of his first wife, Mary Sitwell.  John Dryden will be byhis mausoleum where he will tell visitors of how he founded Prudential InsuranceCo. , also Peter Ballantine will be there to tell you of his immigrationfrom Scotland to his founding one of America's largest breweries.  SamuelWard, composer of "America the Beautiful" will sing a verse ofhis famous hymn while a deceased Newark firefighter will tell you his tragicdeath and the history of "The Firemen's Plot".  

There willbe more stories to hear among the winding paths of this beautiful and historicspace.  The cemetery is located at 375 Broadway and parking is availablenext 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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