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
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
As Green-Wood's historian, I never know where our next discovery will be coming from. I just know that it will arrive very soon.
So it was this past Friday. I was working at Green-Wood, minding my own business. But, it turns out, an e-mail had just come in to our Green-ae... Read more