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Preserving the stories of the past to bridge to the present 
and enlighten the future

Events

 

Educational and Historic Events

To celebrate the past with the living, Maple Grove works  closely with the volunteers of The Friends of Maple Grove,  a non-profit, membership organization created to increase public awareness of Maple Grove's historical and cultural resources, as well as appreciation of the Cemetery's park-like ambiance, through exciting activities for the general public.  Throughout the year The Friends of Maple Grove brings to the community educational and historically based events at The Center and on the Cemetery grounds, while respecting the serenity of the environment and the privacy of families. Within the framework of its charitable purposes, the Friends forges stronger ties between Maple Grove Cemetery and the community it serves and sponsors a variety of programs and activities.

All programming by The Friends of Maple Grove has historical connection to the past or highlights the cemetery’s rich flora and fauna. By honoring and celebrating the legacy of those buried here we revere our history, acknowledge contributions to our culture and find inspiration.  Some of the diverse programs are below.  Please visit  the Friends of Maple Grove website to see upcoming programs and consider becoming a member.

Friends of Maple Grove Website

  


 

Past and Ongoing Events

  • Spirits Alive - Annual event featuring our famous and infamous souls
  • Civil War Re-enactments Celebrating our Civil War veterans with a Civil War Living History Re-enactment with the all Black "Colored Troop"
  • Victorian Events - Revering our Victorian history with Victorian-inspired Teas, Crafts Workshops and other events
  • Concerts - The Center makes a beautiful backdrop for musical treasures with Classical and Jazz Concerts
  • Magic Shows - Delighting audiences in honor of magicians and puzzle makers
  • Science Events -  Engaging the community’s children in Science with summer workshops in robotics and other tech-inspired activities
  • Astronomy
  • Landscape Painting
  • Trunk or Treat at Halloween
  • Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Memorial Day Celebrations  

 
A RICH HISTORY
Maple Grove Cemetery was established by a group of six Brooklyn businessmen in 1875 - late in the movement of rural cemetery development.
EVENTS
In addition to the events sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove, The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery hosts  a variety of arts and cultural events highlighting the talents of local artists for everyone to enjoy. 
WALKING TOUR
Walking Tour Map
Found within our tranquil sanctuary is a fascinating history of noteworthy individuals interred here.  We welcome you to take a tour among the extraordinary monuments and lush landscaping with the help of our Walking Tour Gude booklet. Developed by the Friends of Maple Grove, this detailed guide, which includes a map of the Victorian Monumental Park section and a detailed list of the interred,  will allow you to discover some of the many incredible life stories from the past. 
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Recent Event: Celebrating Life Concert & Art Exhibit
 
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Gallery of Past Events
 
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