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Entrance to Hamilton Cemetery
Hamilton Cemetery Entrance
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Historical Perceptions

Robin McKee was recently featured in a front page story in the Hamilton Spectator. Here is the man behind Historical Perceptions and The Stories in the Stones. The article outlines Robin's extensive work and research as a Hamilton historian. We invite you to view the web version of this article at Robin in the Spec.

Historical Perceptions is the creation of Robin McKee.

Robin lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and has long been interested in his community's history. One of his particular areas of focus is Hamilton's cemeteries and the wealth of tradition and history which they represent. He regularly conducts public tours at the Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard (across from Dundurn Castle). Each tour has a specific focus but Robin is always willing to answer questions and to share stories from his vast knowledge of the Hamilton Cemetery and the people who are buried there.

For a new brochure introducing Robin's Tours, complete with the 2015 Tour schedule
select Stories in the Stones Brochure.

The following tours are scheduled for the 2015 tour season:

May 2 & 3 (Jane's Walk)(Hamilton 1st)
May 9 (Art Crawl Tour) (NEW)
May 16 (Power of the City Tour)
May 23 (Civil War Tour)
May 30 (War of 1812 Tour)

June 6 (Firefighters Tour)
June 13 (Art Crawl Tour) (NEW)
(Ancaster Cemetery Tour) (3PM)
June 20 (Disasters Tour)
June 27 (War of 1812 Tour)

July 4 (Civil War Tour)
July 11 (Art Crawl Tour) (NEW)
July18 (Masonic Tour)
July 25 (War of 1812 Tour)

August 1 (Civil War Tour)
August 8 (Art Crawl Tour) (NEW)
August 15 (Firefighters Tour)
August 22 (Power of the City Tour)
August 29 (War of 1812 Tour)

September 5 (Past Mayors Tour)
September 12 (Art Crawl Tour) (NEW)
September 19 & 20 (Hamilton 1st)
September 26 (War of 1812 Tour)

October 3 (Disasters Tour)
October 10 (Art Crawl Tour) (NEW)
October 17 (Masonic Tour)
October 24 (Civil War Tour)
October 31 (War of 1812 Tour)

Nov. 7 (Event) & Nov. 14 (Veterans Tours)

Robin McKee's "Stories in the Stones" cemetery tours commence from the entrance to the Hamilton Cemetery at 11 am and take place rain or shine. Be sure to bring the necessary food, drink and clothing needs. No reservations are required. There is no charge for the tours. For a complete listing of Robin's 2014 Tour schedule in a format which may be downloaded or printed simply click on Cemetery Tours - 2015.

This website is being redesigned. The new website is expected to be available before the beginning of the 2015 Tour season. Please return to explore the new enhanced website.

Robin has an interest in the many historic plaques that have been erected in the Hamilton community. As a new feature of this site, we have begun an expanding display of text and photos related to Hamilton's Historic Plaques.

Complete Schedule of
Tours and Presentations

Hamilton Cemeteries

The graves of
Famous Hamiltonians

Headstone Art

Cemetery Etiquette



Meet Robin McKee

Unless indicated otherwise, cemetery tours commence at the Gatehouse of the Hamilton Cemetery,
777 York Boulevard.

(Directly across from the public parking lot for Dundurn Castle.)

Tours run about two hours.

Historical Perceptions

Through Historical Perceptions Robin McKee is committed to discovering and sharing the history of the Hamilton community - particularly as it is represented in our cemeteries.

For additional information concerning any of these events please contact him at


or via e-mail at:
Robin McKee looks forward to welcoming you on a Historical Perceptions
tour soon!

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