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Green-Wood is home to an extraordinary collection of Tiffany stained glass. Join Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman and Lindsy Parrott (Director and Curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass) for this first-ever tour of the windows. Conservator Julie Sloan will also join us, as will Kent Watkins, an expert on Mary Tillinghast, a little-known, but immensely talented stained glass artist who is interred at Green-Wood. For security reasons, no photography will be permitted on this tour.
In the 1850s, New York City was absolutely agog for the tale of the three, young Fox sisters who claimed they heard mysterious knocking sounds that came from the spirits. (The oldest sister, Leah, and their parents, are interred at Green-Wood.) Later proven to be a hoax, the phenomenon sparked the popular and enduring movement of spiritualism. This walking tour will explore the legacies of Spiritualism and stage magic, which often came into conflict with each other. Visit the graves of many bizarre and fascinating practitioners of these two nineteenth-century phenomena.
There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk - and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you'll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.