Join a Green-Wood educator over Zoom every Wednesday from 11-11:30 am to learn about one of our most fascinating “permanent residents” by studying their grave monuments and other primary sources.
Register for any and all lessons below!
Recommended for grade 4 and up.
All tickets are free, but space is limited. When you register, you will be sent a Zoom link that you can share if you are registering for other people. After clicking the Registration button, reserve tickets for yourself and EVERY PERSON with whom you will share the Zoom invitation link by choosing the corresponding number from the drop-down.
For example, teachers should reserve tickets for themselves and all students who plan to attend. There is a limit of 75 tickets per reservation. Students and adults in the same household: please reserve one ticket for every email account that will participate. We encourage you to use one account per household if possible.
GREEN-WOOD’S GREATEST: SARAH J. S. THOMPKINS GARNET
Wednesday January 13th, 11:00am – 11:30am
In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, celebrate a forgotten pioneering crusader for Black civil rights and women’s rights.
Green-Wood’s Greatest: John Greenwood
Wednesday January 20th, 11:00am – 11:30am
Meet a man you’ve never heard of who played a vital role in George Washington’s life. Warning: not for the squeamish!
Green-Wood’s Greatest: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Wednesday January 27th, 11:00am – 11:30am
Explore the grave monument of one of the most important visual artists of the 20th century. How can we best remember Basquiat?
Green-Wood’s Greatest: John Munroe
Wednesday February 3rd, 11:00am – 11:30am
Black History Month Series: Discover the role this man played in the U.S.’s bloodiest war, and explore the very special area where he’s buried.
Green-Wood’s Greatest: Elizabeth Gloucester
Wednesday February 10th, 11:00am – 11:30am
Black History Month Series: In honor of Frederick Douglass’s soon-to-be 203rd birthday, meet a friend of his: a self-made millionaire, who supported one of the most important events leading up to the Civil War.
Green-Wood’s Greatest: James Weldon Johnson
Wednesday February 17th, 11:00am – 11:30am
Black History Month Series: Explore the life of an NAACP leader whose music and political activism reverberate to this day.
Green-Wood’s Greatest: Susan Smith McKinney Steward
Wednesday February 24th, 11:00am – 11:30am
Black History Month Series: Find out what barriers this Brooklyn-born trailblazer broke and how she used her resources and position to fight for fellow African Americans.