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Green-Wood

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500 25 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
718-210-3080www.green-wood.com

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June 2017
$20

GREEN-WOOD HOSTS HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday and Sunday until Jun 25, 2017
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This summer, Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of trolley tours highlighting the cemetery’s notable “permanent residents”, its magnificent landscape and world-class works of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from June through August. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Three different Green-Wood Tours are offered on a rotating basis: Discover Green-Wood (Tour A) Visitors will see the graves of DeWitt Clinton; Leonard Bernstein; Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine,…

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$25

STRIKING LIKENESSES: EXPLORE THE BIZARRE POPULARITY OF 19TH-CENTURY POSTHUMOUS PORTRAITURE

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

When Green-Wood Cemetery opened in the early 19th century, the art of posthumous portraiture was immensely popular. As a form of commemoration, these portraits of recently deceased loved ones were prized for the precious bond they created between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. This walking tour explores the stone and bronze images commissioned to immortalize the dearly departed, many of which were created by leading artists of the day, including sculptors Daniel Chester French,…

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July 2017
$20;$25

THE EMINENT IRISH OF GREEN-WOOD

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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TROLLEY TOUR FEATURING THE ILLUSTRIOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EIRE WHO NOW REST IN PEACE IN GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY Nineteenth-century Irish immigration contributed immeasurably to the rich tapestry of American culture. Green-Wood has its share of the illustrious sons and daughters of Eire. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, will explore these notable Irish, including copper magnate, Marcus Daly; India Ink manufacturer and American patriot, Charles Higgins; one-armed Civil War General, Thomas Sweeny (who retired from the U.S.…

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