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Restoration in Action: Recent Projects at Green-Wood

March 10, 2021 , 6:00pm 7:00pm

Keeping 478 acres of mausoleums and monuments upright and in tip-top shape is no small task, but since arriving at Green-Wood in 2016, Neela Wickremesinghe, the Robert A. and Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe Director of Restoration and Preservation at Green-Wood, has risen to the challenge. Along with her two-person team, they have rolled up their sleeves day in and day out to ensure that the Cemetery’s greatest treasures are preserved for generations to come. Join Neela and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, for a behind-the-scenes look at her team’s most recent—and ground-breaking—restoration projects. You’ll learn about the head-to-toe restoration of the mausoleum known as “The Prisoner’s Vault,” how the team responds to fallen stones in the wake of storms, and smaller repairs completed in their workshop.

This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.

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