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1 p.m. The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin – The First Female Detective in America Talk and Tour

October 20, 2013, 1:00pm3:00pm



It was the crime of the young century: a brutal bank heist committed in broad daylight on the streets of Manhattan. The police couldn’t solve the case—until they turned, reluctantly, to a woman. And so begins the amazing story of Isabella Goodwin – the NYPD’s (and the country’s!) first female detective.

Join author Elizabeth Mitchell as she tells the fascinating tale of Green-Wood resident Isabella Goodwin, a remarkable woman who broke gender barriers in one of the toughest arenas in the city. After hearing all about Ms. Goodwin and her feats, we’ll head out to Green-Wood on the trolley to visit her resting place, plus those of other women worthy of celebration.


This event has two parts with limited seating, the free talk in the Green-Wood Chapel and the (now sold out) guided trolley tour. Talk tickets are still available below.


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October 20, 2013
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States