Last night, almost 200 people gathered at Green-Wood for the 4th annual Historic Fund benefit. And it rained. Which, of course, was better than last year’s tornado. As the rain came down, one wag suggested that next year’s benefit be held in Texas, so that we might end the drought there.
But, despite the rain, it was a great night. Art Presson, our superintendent, with help from Megan Phelan, created rubbings of some of the most interesting Green-Wood monument inscriptions. Art got our metal shop to create two aluminum grids from which many rubbings hung. Considering that “The Final Word” was a one-night show, it really was miraculous.
And the benefit, which featured a mini-trolley tour of the cemetery, dramatic performances by The Artful Conspirators, band music, food and drink, was a great hit. Why not join us next year to support a great cause and enjoy a wonderful night at Green-Wood?