Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Marin History Museum invites you to a walking tour of Mt. Olivet Cemetery! There is a sharp contrast among the current residents of San Rafael's cemetery. They range from some of Marin County's most prominent pioneers to convicts executed at San Quentin. Join Marin historian Marcie Miller for a guided tour of stories filled with history and scandal. Visit the final locations of the notorious Barbara Graham, first woman executed, Ethel Spinelli, and founding father Timothy Murphy.
Land donated by John Lucas in 1897 created the cemetery to relocate those buried at Mission San Rafael. Learn about cemetery statuary, Victorian beliefs, and why San Rafael was moving gravesites.
Rain will postpone this tour.
Additional Location or Other Information
Mt. Olivet Cemetery is located at 270 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903.