2013: A Banner Year

2013 will be a banner year at Green-Wood. The Green-Wood Cemetery was chartered by the State of New York on April 18, 1838. So, in a few weeks we will mark our 175th anniversary.

We are ready to celebrate–in both big and small ways. In mid-May, a landmark exhibition, “A Beautiful Way To Go,” devoted to telling the story of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, will open at the Museum of the City of New York. Through this year, we will have events celebrating our 175th. And, we will publish a book in honor of our 175th later this year, with essays by leading scholars, including two Pulitzer Prize winners in history.

And, in 2013, thanks largely to the efforts of Chelsea Dowell, our manager of programs and events, Green-Wood is offering a full calendar of exciting and varied tours, book talks, and much more. You may find them all on our calendar.

As April 18 approaches, our preparations continue. Yesterday, banners announcing our pride in 175 years of serving Brooklyn, New York City, America, and the world, designed by Michael Gerbino of Archigrafika (which also does graphic design for Trinity Church, among other clients) were hung on our Historic Chapel and our landmarked Arches.

Green-Wood's entrance Arches are New York City landmarks. They got dressed up yesterday with these handsome banners.
Utility Mechanic William Rivera celebrates from the bucket truck, with two drills aloft, the mounting of these banners on the Historic Chapel.
Green-Wood's Vincent Joseph does some final straightening of the Chapel's banners.

We encourage you to join in Green-Wood’s celebration of its 175th anniversary in 2013.

5 thoughts on “2013: A Banner Year”

  1. How can i see the full list of all these prominent names on the calendar that you post daily? (March 28,
    Henry Evelyn Pierrepont ie.)..I mean the previous entries from January 1st through March 27..Thanks in advance!

  2. Hi Jeff!

    Of all the things we miss the most about Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery is at the top of the list! Congratulations to Green-Wood for 175 years of bringing peace, comfort and beauty to the lives of many. Wish we could be there to celebrate. We do hope to visit again one day soon.

    Pat & Vinny


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