“A Pop Star In The Age of Lincoln”

On October 13 we unveiled “The Angel of Music,” a bronze sculpture, at the grave of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (, America’s first international musical superstar. The blog post about that event, “Welcome, Angel of Music,” is here. Last week, on NPR’s “On Point,” Tom Ashbrook devoted his show to Gottschalk. His guests were Richard Rosenberg, … Read more

” . . . Green-Wood Bore The Brunt” of Hurricane Sandy

Just a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit Brooklyn, we blogged about the extensive damage to trees, memorials, and fences at Green-Wood Cemetery: “Sandy Hammers Green-Wood.” In today’s New York Times, reporter David W. Dunlap updates the sad story of destruction: “In a Historic Resting Place, a Different Sort of Loss: Hurricane Sandy Damaged Many … Read more

Printmakers Currier and Ives

The firm of Currier and Ives, in business from 1834 until 1907, produced over 7,000 different prints and over one million copies of those prints. More of their lithographs (prints made by creating art, then transferring that art to a special stone with a variety of grease pencils, then applying ink, printing in a press, … Read more

Modernist Composer Elliott Carter Dead At 103

Internationally-acclaimed avant-garde composer Elliott Carter died on November 5 at the age of 103. Carter has been interred at Green-Wood. Allan Kozinn, writing Carter’s obituary in The New York Times, described him as “one of the most important and enduring voices in contemporary music . . . .” And, as Anthony Tommasini, in his appraisal … Read more

Battle of Antietam–150 Years Later

September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in American history. At the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia collided with the Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of Major General George McClellan. By the end of the day, 23,000 American soldiers, North and South, … Read more