Celebrate 175 Years with Green-Wood

Celebrate 175 Years with Green-Wood
Minerva

This year marks the 175 birthday of our beloved Green-Wood. To celebrate, the cemetery has created a special anniversary calendar on their website. Historian, Jeff Richmond, discussed the calendar in a recent blog entry:

Each day: a sentence or two and an image. Some of those entries will be dates pertaining to Green-Wood, others will be about our permanent residents. This is another way to just begin to scratch the surface of Green-Wood’s rich history. Hopefully, these brief entries will pique your interest, opening you up to new discoveries.

We’re certainly piqued. Today’s entry focuses on James Brown (not the I Feel Good one), who co-founded what would become one of the largest private banks in America, now Brown Brothers Harriman.

In more anniversary news, the cemetery will be honored in an exhibition titled, A Beautiful Way to Go,” which opens at the Museum of the City of New York in May of this year. We’ll bring you more information as the exhibition approaches.

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