October 23: Nathaniel Currier

October 23: On this date in 1974, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp of Nathaniel Currier and his wife in a sleigh, based on a lithograph Currier had published a century earlier.

Open Houses Weekend

Green-Wood recently hosted its third annual “Open Houses” event. It is a great opportunity for volunteers to dress up in costume (from the Theater Development Fund) and get into character, greeting visitors to “their” mausoleums. And it is a wonderful chance for visitors to see Green-Wood as they have never seen it before–an inside look … Read more

October 22: Napoleon Sarony

October 22: World-famous actress Sarah Bernhardt was born on this date in Paris in 1844: she would journey to New York City many times, and would often go to the studio of photographer-to-the-stars Napoleon Sarony to have her portrait taken.

October 20: Fanny White

October 20: On this date in 1860, the coroner concluded that Fanny White, famed for her beauty and business sense, had not been poisoned, but rather had died of apoplexy.

October 17: Robert Troup

October 17: On this date in 1777, Robert Troup, a Continental officer and aide to General Horatio Gates, witnessed the surrender of British General John Burgoyne’s army at Saratoga.

October 16: William “Boss” Tweed

October 16: On this date in 1984, the Tweed Courthouse, a monument to civic corruption named for William “Boss” Tweed, whose gang stole hundreds of millions of dollars from New York, was designated a New York City landmark.

A Green-Wood Coming Out Party

We recently held a coming out party in our Historic Chapel to introduce the public to developments in our events, collections, and archives. The evening  was co-sponsored by the Archives Round Table of Metropolitan New York. The proceedings began with a wine and cheese reception outside the Chapel, on a lovely fall evening. Then it … Read more