In celebrating some of Green-Wood’s most inspiring, influential and infamous permanent residents, the Green-Wood Historic Fund is putting the August Birthday spotlight on some fascinating people who helped changed the American political, cultural and scientific landscape o... Read more
One of the most rewarding aspects of our Civil War Project has been the information we have gotten from descendants of Civil War veterans who are interred at Green-Wood. Sometimes they contact us with bare bones information: my great grandfathers name is ---- and he served i... Read more
I have been a collector my whole life. I started with baseball cards, then moved on to stereoview photographs of New York City. In fact, that's how I wound up at Green-Wood the first time. Like all collectors, I would sometimes go to a show and not find what I was looking fo... Read more
Just a few weeks ago I led a tour of Green-Wood Cemetery for the Woodhaven Historical Society. At one of the stops on the tour, a very nice woman asked me if I knew of a monument at Green-Wood that had a flag pole. I mentioned the monument to Samuel Chester Reid, War of 1812... Read more
The Medal of Honor has been awarded only 3,446 times since it was first given in 1863.
Just two weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Don Morfe. Don is a very active and dedicated volunteer with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He spends a lot of time researching ... Read more