MOUNT AVON CEMETERY: GATEWAY TO HISTORY The Rochester – Avon Historical Society and the Rochester Hills Public Library open their Fall Programs with guest speaker, Ray Henry, local historian. Mr. Henry will guide us on explorations of the many clues to local history found in Rochester’s historic Mount Avon Cemetery. There will be a discussion of the symbolism behind 19th century headstone iconography, illustrated with examples found at Mount Avon, in addition to speaking about the recent discovery of five veterans of the War of 1812 buried at Mount Avon and the history of Rochester’s own veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. Mr. Henry is a graduate of the University of Michigan and of Simmons College, Boston. He has been actively involved in genealogical and local history research for more than 40 years. He is member of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society and on the board of directors of the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society. The meeting will be on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 7:00-8:30p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne in Rochester. There is no charge and the public is invited. For more information call (248) 656-1125.~The Rochester-Avon Historical Society meets monthly at the Rochester Hills Public Library and will feature a different speaker every month. It is free to members and public alike. This night is special because it precedes our event "Stories in the Stones" where people will be taken on a walking tour of the cemetery featuring live actors!