Coming Back From Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit Green-Wood a year ago today. 300 trees were lost. And those trees took a toll as they crashed to the ground, landing on, and shattering, monuments and fences. But Green-Wood, as always, has bounced back–thanks to its extraordinary workers. In just the last few weeks, two important restoration projects–one of a marble … Read more

October 28: Ferdinand Ward

October 28: On this date in 1886, Ferdinand Ward, a swindler who became known as “the Best-Hated Man in the United States,” went on trial; he would be convicted and imprisoned; upon his release he tried to steal his own son’s trust fund.

October 26: De Witt Clinton

October 26: As a result of the vision and efforts of De Witt Clinton, the Erie Canal, linking the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean and making New York City the center of world trade, opened on this date in 1825.

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Contributions to our general fund are the most welcome of gifts. We will put your dollars to work right away to help preserve and restore our spectacular landscape and underwrite our many tours, public programs and education. Please click on an option below to contribute. Use the notes box on the next page to indicate … Read more