Spring Tour 2023

Coffee and Cookies in the Catacombs!

Roselawn Cemetary
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Why travel all the way to Rome when you can visit catacombs right here in Minnesota during MNSAH’s Spring Tour of Roselawn Cemetery?

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Roselawn Cemetery 1904. Photo: Minnesota Historical Society

Join your MNSAH friends for a behind-the-scenes tour of Roselawn Cemetery, including the 1904 Cemetery Chapel and Administration Building. Designed by Saint Paul architect and Cass Gilbert protégé Thomas Holyoke, this 1904 complex reflects the English Village Architecture style popular in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. The style is an idealized view of a time before the Industrial Revolution and a rejection of the “modernism” that resulted from it.

The buildings exemplify the charm and craftsmanship of this style, from the intricate carvings on the vergeboards at each building’s entrance to the grand expanse of the chapel’s exposed hammer-beam trusses. They also reflect a time of transition in both Cass Gilbert’s and Thomas Holyoke’s careers, as Gilbert moved to the national stage and anointed Holyoke as his Minnesota heir apparent.

Meet at:

Roselawn Cemetery
803 Larpenteur Ave West
(west of Dale Street)
Roseville, MN 55113
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:30-11:30 a.m.


$15.00 for MNSAH members; $25.00 for non-members.
Includes coffee and cookies in the catacombs!

Register online via Eventbrite


or mail your check to:

Bob Frame, MNSAH Treasurer
178 Goodrich Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

Please register by Thursday, June 15, 2023.


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