“Interior Of A Mandan Lodge”

George Catlin (1796-1872), who is interred at Green-Wood, devoted much of his life to painting American Indians and studying their customs. His art and his writing are a remarkable record of their culture and traditions. On December 1, 2011, this painting by Catlin, “Interior Of A Mandan Lodge,” consigned by the Field Museum in Chicago … Read more

Annual Bird Count Includes Three Saves

Brooklyn’s annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count was held recently at Green-Wood, Prospect Park, Jamaica Bay, and several other spots. Marge Raymond, who led the count at Green-Wood, has participated in it for decades. Green-Wood is a great place to see birds: our trees and shrubs provide seeds and habitat for over-wintering birds and … Read more

Happy Holidays!

We held our Green-Wood Historic Fund Volunteers’ Holiday Party two weeks ago in the Historic Chapel. Great food, conversation, a raffle, and a sing-along. Here are just some of our volunteers: Quite the handsome group–don’t you think? Happy Holidays to you–from them. And to them, from me. A great group–and an honor to have worked … Read more

“Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York”

Last night, I had the honor of attending the preview of the blockbuster exhibition, “Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York,” at The Metropolitan Museum. Years in the making, it opens today and will run through May 6. Don’t miss it! As you may recall, I have been covering this story for months now. Almost … Read more

A Bald Eagle Comes For A Visit

Marge Raymond has been birding at Green-Wood for twenty-five years. For the last few years, Marge has been leading trolley tours of Green-Wood for our Historic Fund. Last Wednesday, on her regularly-scheduled weekly tour, Marge walked her group out into Cedar Dell to show them the very early Dutch Reformed brownstone gravestones there. As the … Read more

Great Letterheads

Volunteers continue to process our archives, unfolding thousands of documents and placing them in acid-free folders. You can find out more about our archival processing work here and here. As we have processed these papers, we have made some great discoveries. We have placed particular emphasis on letterheads; Green-Wood undoubtedly has one of the best … Read more

Great Green-Wood Gift

Have we got a great gift idea for you! This is a very exciting and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Several weeks ago, Tony Cucchiara, the Brooklyn College professor who is in charge of our archives organization and preservation, found a cache of 25 Green-Wood maps in one of our storage rooms. These maps are all the same … Read more