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1 p.m. Green-Wood’s Great Women: Mother’s Day Walking Tour
May 13, 2012, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Join us on Mother’s Day to celebrate some of the most colorful and influential women of the 19th and early 20th centuries who are buried here. Matilda Tone, wife of the Irish patriot; pioneering doctors Susan McKinney Steward and Mary Jacobi; abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons; and actresses Laura Keene and Kate Claxton rest here along with the more notorious Lola Montez and Elizabeth Tilton.
We’ll also enjoy the visual delights of Green-Wood, its trees and ponds and its sculpture and buildings by the leading artists and architects of their time, all in a setting of remarkable springtime beauty. Tour is led by veteran Green-Wood tour guide Ruth Edebohls. Walk may be hilly and strenuous — wear good walking shoes.
Ruth Edebohls worked for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment as its Coordinator of Urban Tours and as a tour guide for 15 years. A Brooklyn native, she is a licensed New York City Tour Guide and urban historian with a special enthusiasm for Green-Wood Cemetery. Over the years, she has created and led many fascinating tours of Green-Wood.
Tickets are $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $15 for non-members. Reservations recommended.
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