The story of the Prentiss brothers of the Civil War is one of the most fascinating tales of that event. It has it all: brothers from a border state, with different loyalties, one going north to fight to preserve the Union, one going south to fight for the Confederacy. Th... Read more
570,000 people are interred across Green-Wood's 478 acres. Essential to the cemetery's business is keeping track of each of these burials--and places for future interments. For each interment, there are likely multiple documents from many archival sets recording relevant inf... Read more
Green-Wood is a 19th-century (and 20th century and 21st century) sculpture garden. If you were alive in 1865, and wanted to see sculpture, Green-Wood was the place for you. Not the Metropolitan Museum. Not the Brooklyn Museum. Green-Wood!
Over the years, we have discovere... Read more
The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections have just acquired a wonderful pastel portrait of permanent Green-Wood resident Clarkson Crolius, through a donation by collector Ed King:
[caption id="attachment_23295" align="aligncenter" width="432"] This pastel portrait of Clar... Read more