September 22: Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

September 22: Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., the father of President Theodore Roosevelt, was born on this date in 1831; he died in 1878, long before there was any hint that his son would someday rise to the presidency.

September 21: Mabel Smith Douglass

September 21: On his date in 1933, Mabel Smith Douglass, founder of the New Jersey College for Women, later Douglass College at Rutgers, disappeared while rowing on Lake Placid; her petrified body was not found until 30 years later.

Benefit 2013

Last Thursday evening, The Green-Wood Historic Fund held is 6th annual benefit. And it was far and away our best yet! More than 250 people attended. The evening began with a cocktail party at Tranquility Gardens–around the koi pond there. A jazz ensemble serenaded the attendees. Mike Sheehan shot these photographs that tell the story … Read more