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July 2020

It Was A Heck of a Year! Green-Wood Residents in 1872

Wednesday, July 8, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Bill Greer is the author of the recently-published book, A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York. It focuses on 1872 and the real-life characters who made that year both very special and highly unusual. After the publication of his book, Bill took up walking at Green-Wood, and soon found over 17 of his subjects memorialized on its grounds—including "The Great Divine" Henry Ward Beecher, murderer Edwin Stokes, animal rights activist Henry Bergh, impresario William Niblo, and presidential candidate Horace Greeley. Join Bill for a conversation with Green-Wood's Historian Jeff Richman, in which he renews his acquaintances with these larger-than-life figures.

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Zooming in on Bees: Wild Bees vs. Honey Bees

Monday, July 13, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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green-wood bee flower

Unlike our honeybees, many of the bees in Green-Wood are wild–ranging in size, color, and behavior–and can easily go unnoticed to the untrained observer. Join Sarah Kornbluth from the American Museum of Natural History and Green-Wood’s Manager of Horticulture Operations, Sara Evans, to learn the differences between the domestic honey bee and our wild bees, and the steps Green-Wood has taken to support our wild bees. We’ll see examples of the visual cues to identify different bee species, talk about their different behavior and nesting requirements, and learn how we can help conserve habitat to protect wild bee diversity!

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History Happy Hour: History Recovered — The Gallant Samuel Sims

Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Samuel Sims was revered by his men, whom he had recruited and fought with during three long years of the Civil War, as "The Gallant Sims." When he was killed in battle in 1864, they fought to recover his body, buried him on the battlefield, and then honored him in Brooklyn. But it wasn’t until years later that they memorialized him with an extraordinary monument at Green-Wood. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood's historian and author of "The Gallant Sims," A Civil War Hero Rediscovered, for the many dramatic arcs in Captain Sims's life–and death and discover how his story came so close to winding up lost in a landfill, only to be rescued at the last minute so that his life of sacrifice could be remembered through the collection at The Green-Wood Historic Fund.

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Piece by Piece: Restoring Green-Wood’s Stained Glass Windows

Wednesday, July 15, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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green-wood stained glass

The interior of Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel—dating back to 1913—is lit with the many colors of forty-one century-old stained glass windows. Julie Sloan, one of the leading stained glass restoration consultants in America with thirty-five years of experience in her field, has been leading the restoration of these windows since 2017. That work, though delayed by New York's lockdown, is soon to be completed. Join Julie, who is writing a book on the history of stained glass in the United States, for an insider's account of the discoveries that have been made and the many skilled workers who have made this remarkable project possible. This conversation will be moderated by Jeff Richman, Green-Wood's historian.

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Green-Wood in 3D

Wednesday, July 22, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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green-wood stereoview 3d

During the 1860s and 1870s, Green-Wood was a favorite site for professional photographers who were looking to take a break from the humdrum of shooting urban scenes to capture the Cemetery’s monuments and grounds. And they often did so using a popular nineteenth-century technique to create the appearance of three-dimensional images, producing photographs known as stereoviews. The Green-Wood Historic Fund has collected hundreds of these views. Join Historian Jeff Richman as he takes you on a tour of the Cemetery, pairing these 3D images of "then" with recent photographs of "now." You'll be able to sit in front of your computer wearing 3D glasses and experience the Green-Wood of 150 years ago!

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August 2020

(Suspended) Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat

Saturday, August 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most popular permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

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(Suspended) Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most popular permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

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(Suspended) Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat

Saturday, August 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most popular permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

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(Suspended) Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat

Wednesday, August 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most popular permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

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(Suspended) Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat

Saturday, August 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most popular permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

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