Mt. Hope Cemetery offers glimpse into Lansing’s past

Jun 2, 2015

Historian Tom Truscott help dedicate this historic marker at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Current State has taken you to some historic sites in Detroit, including a stop last week at the house where former President Ulysses S. Grant once lived. Now, we turn to Lansing for some history that’s closer to home. Scott Pohl recently met up with historian Tom Truscott at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Truscott is well known in local historical circles after a 35-year teaching career in Potterville. He serves on the Michigan Historical Commission and has made remarks at dozens of historical marker dedication ceremonies around the state, including the one at Mt. Hope Cemetery’s marker which is located right at the entrance.