Sleepy Hollow Cemetery among the ‘World’s Greatest Cemeteries’
Some might call them tombstone tourists, grave hunters or even taphophiles. That’s someone who has a passion for cemeteries and all things related: epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and famous deaths.
Filmmaker Roberto Mighty may fall into this category of cemetery appreciator, as cemeteries have become a passion of his life
For this multi-faceted television producer and multimedia artist, it all began when he was the country’s first cemetery artist-in-residence at Mount Auburn Cemetery, writing and filming the cemetery’s stories. This stint several years ago got Might wondering about other cemeteries around the world, which led to a PBS series, World’s Greatest Cemeteries,
Last fsll, Mighty brought a film crew to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and he also did a series of interviews including with Jan Turnquist at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, Joseph Zellner, an actor portraying John Jack, and our own Amy Cole, accomplished Concord tour gGuide.
The rest is a show on Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, which includes “Author’s Ridge” — with Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and more! Also, a side trip to Walden Pond, historical reenactments, and a surprise for “I Love Lucy” fans.
Mighty’s season two series on the World’s Greatest Cemeteries also includes Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Ky; Ohio’s Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati; the legendary St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, in New Orleans; Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries in Philadelphia; and New York’s spectacular Woodlawn Cemetery.
View the World’s Greatest Cemetery segment free till April 18, 2023. After that, a subscription to PBS Passport. The show will also be airing on public tv stations in most markets at some point.