Historic Fairview Cemetery was founded in 1881. There are approximately 12,000 people buried on 17.5 acres. You are invited to walk the cemetery and learn how the people buried here reflect the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico and the United States. Among the well-known New Mexico family names on the tour are Dietz, Galles, Hubbell, Huning, Menaul, Rodey, Ross and Simms. Note: Wear sturdy walking shoes, a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen and long sleeves. Limited enrollment.

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, is also president of the nonprofit organization that manages Historic Fairview Cemetery. She is an award-winning author and speaker.