My most recent book, "The Gallant Sims": A Civil War Hero Rediscovered, was published by The Green-Wood Historic Fund in 2016. It is the story of Samuel Harris Sims, a brave and noble man, who in 1861 left his work as a glass stainer in Brooklyn to fight to preserve the Unio... Read more
Green-Wood has millions and millions of records pertaining to the 574,000 individuals who are interred there. Sometimes the briefest of notations in these records can trigger a search through history--and uncover a long-forgotten story.
Bob Moogan is a Green-Wood voluntee... Read more
Visitors to Green-Wood today are welcome to explore the cemetery on their own, with the help of maps, apps, and/or self-guided walking tours, or on a tour led by a Historic Fund tour guide. But what, you may wonder, was it like to explore Green-Wood in its early years, soon ... Read more
Green-Wood stories--and my blog posts--touch upon many diverse topics. But I never thought that I would be blogging about Russia.
I am usually out on the cemetery grounds a few times a week. With 574,000 interments, 7,000 trees, and tens of thousands of gravestones, there... Read more
It is a fact of life--there is always (or almost always) someone out there who knows more than you do about something.
It is pretty well known that Louis Comfort Tiffany designed stained glass windows for use in cemetery mausolea. There are several of those at Green-Wood.... Read more