You Can See De Forest for De Trees

This is another entry in the Green-Wood-connections-are-everywhere file. So, we go out for lunch in Santa Barbara, California, and can’t quite figure out how to get into the selected restaurant. Finally it occurs to us that access is through Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery. And who do you think is the featured artist in the … Read more

Out West!

I just got back from California. Sue Ramsey, one of our Civil War Project volunteers, lives out in Santa Barbara, and invited me to come out and give presentations to the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and the local Civil War roundtable. I did a slide show on our Civil War Project, one on Green-Wood, … Read more


** REQUEST FOR CALENDAR LISTING ** GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY ANNOUNCES SPRING 2010 EVENT SCHEDULE An exciting array of historic walking tours, trolley tours and events make up Green-Wood Cemetery’s new spring schedule. These activities are part of an ongoing series of cultural and educational events that highlight Green-Wood as an important visitor destination. A portion of … Read more

Snow Spectacular

Well, that was quite a snow storm last week. The snow was deep across the cemetery. And it was spectacular! This was no ordinary storm. It blew snow across, piling up in its wake. Days later, you could tell which way the wind had blown–an icy snow covered one side of many monuments and tombs, … Read more

Lincoln’s Funeral March Through New York City

With Lincoln’s Birthday rapidly approaching, and with a new purchase I’ve made, I thought it would be appropriate to return to the story of the funeral procession for the martyred President Abraham Lincoln through New York City. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. on the evening of Good … Read more

A Confederate Who Owned Slaves

In September, 2002, we launched The Green-Wood Historic Fund’s Civil War Project. Our goal was to identify those who had served, to tell their story, and to honor them. When we began, we naively thought, based on numbers from those who had searched Green-Wood Cemetery over the years, that there were 500 or so Civil … Read more

No Longer Headless

This angel, in front of a tomb near Fort Hamilton Parkway, recently lost its head. Fortunately, Frank Morelli, our supervisor in charge of the Green-Wood Restoration Program, found it in a nearby urn. And its now back in place. Below are photos of it clamped, waiting for the adhesive to set, as well as with … Read more