Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Gallant Samuel Sims Talk and Tour

November 12, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm

The Gallant Samuel Sims  calender image


Green-Wood’s historian, Jeff Richman – author of the recently published The Gallant Samuel Sims – will discuss the life of Brooklyn native and Civil War hero Captain Samuel Sims, and how the collections of papers and objects that tell his story miraculously were saved from a trash can in California and an old trunk in New York and wound up at Green-Wood.  Afterward, Richman will lead a trolley tour exploring the cemetery’s rich Civil War history–including a visit to Captain Sims’s grave.

This event has two parts, with separate tickets for each part:

  1. The free talk in the historic Green-Wood chapel. Reservations below strongly recommended.
  2. A guided trolley tour immediately following the talk, $20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$25 for non-members.

The publication of this book is made possible through a generous grant from the Furthermore foundation.

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. Historic Green-Wood structures, like the Historic Chapel, may not be fully accessible for some individuals. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.

Click here for our inclement weather policy.

Not a Member?

Click here for all of our membership levels and information.

Already a Member?

Click the “Enter promotional code here (members, use your ID#)” link in the bottom right corner of the ticket box and enter your ID number to apply your ticket discount. Please note that the Senior, Individual and Student membership levels are limited to only one Member Ticket per event (for additional tickets, please purchase at the regular price).


Don’t know your Member ID number? Not sure which ticket or membership type to order? Call 718-210-3080 or email contactus@green-wood.com with any questions.


November 12, 2016
Event Categories:

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.