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Chipping Away: The Art of Stone Carving

Saturday, September 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered about the thousands of inscriptions on Green-Wood’s gravestones? How were they were carved? What makes some truly spectacular and some not so great? Join us for a unique adventure with John Nash, modern-day stone carver and teacher of lettering and calligraphy. Nash has plied his craft in England and America for decades, inscribing monuments for Westminster Abbey, Harvard University, Yale University, Rhodes House at Oxford, and many other historic sites. He is in New York for a rare visit (he’s completing an inscription at Green-Wood) and will share his insights and expertise on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, will introduce Nash and give context and history as we go along.


$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for non-members


Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility device on the trolley, advance arrangements must be made. Please call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1. Please note that portions of the tour take place outside the trolley and may require exiting the vehicle on multiple occasions. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.


Check-in will take place by the Gothic Arch at our Main Entrance at 5th Avenue and 25th Street. Trolley tours are run rain or shine, with the exception of dangerous conditions as determined by Green-Wood. Click here for our inclement weather policy.

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