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
Sometimes, as we peruse Green-Wood's massive archives, with millions of documents chronicling the lives of the 574,000 souls who are interred here, something unusual catches one's eye. So it was for volunteer Jim Lambert, who recently worked for months recording the informat... Read more
Green-Wood is fortunate to have Tony Cucchiara as its archivist. Tony knows what he is doing. He worked at Brooklyn College for years, before retiring from there as professor emeritus. He has taught generations of archivists who work at New York's leading cultural institutio... Read more