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WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Aug 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $20
Learn the backstory to the Names of Brooklyn’s Streets, Parks and Other Landmarks on a Green-Wood Trolley Tour
Join expert tour guide Ruth Edebohls on a trolley tour of Green-Wood to meet some of the Cemetery’s permanent residents who have given their names to places throughout Brooklyn. Meet the city dwellers of the 19th-century whose names now grace roads, subway stations and parks. Learn about their lives, businesses, families and how people such as Hezekiah Beers & Henry Evelyn Pierrepont (Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights); Henry Havemeyer (Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg); Peter & Abraham Schermerhorn (Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights); and Teunis Garret Bergen (Bergen Street, which travels through several neighborhoods) became influential and powerful enough to earn a street named after them and become permanent fixtures of New York City. Many more personalities will be discussed on the tour.