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1 p.m. The Eminent Irish of Green-Wood Walking Tour
March 18, 2012, 1:00pm–3:00pm
The Irish immigration contributed immeasurably to the rich tapestry of American culture. Green-Wood has its share of the illustrious sons and daughters of Eire, as well as many of the unsung everyday men and women.
Join Historic Fund guide Ruth Edebohls as she visits notable Irish at Green-Wood, including copper magnate Marcus Daly; India Ink manufacturer and American patriot Charles Higgins; one-armed Civil War General Thomas Sweeney (who retired from the U.S. military but went on to lead the Fenian invasion of Canada); Irish patriot Wolfe Tone’s widow and son; actress and mistress of the mighty, Lola Montez (Eliza Gilbert), and much more.
Enjoy the magnificent landscaping and vistas of Green-Wood and its fascinating history. 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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