Friends Of Historic New Utrecht Present Talk On Green-Wood Cemetery’s Civil War Project
Green-Wood Cemetery’s historian, Jeff Richman, will tell the tale of the venerable cemetery’s ambitious project to identify previously unknown Civil War veterans – with an illustrated presentation at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., reports the Brooklyn Eagle.
From the Eagle:
The event will be presented by Friends of Historic New Utrecht. Admission is free, and Richman’s talk will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session and reception.
The nation last year started the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, but Green-Wood’s Civil War Project began 10 years ago. Hundreds of volunteer researchers have so far identified more than 4,800 Civil War veterans — both Union and Confederate — who are buried at Green-Wood. The volunteers have written biographies of each veteran and have obtained Veterans Administration gravestones for more than 2,000 men with unmarked graves.
Richman, who according to the article has been Green-Wood’s historian for ten years, has worked at length to document Green-Wood’s esteemed history. His labors include curating exhibits, creating self-guided tours, as well as authoring two books on the subject.
For more information, please call (718) 256-7173, check out HistoricNewUtrecht.org, or e-mail mail [at] HistoricNewUtrecht [dot] org.
The New Utrecht Reformed Church is located at the intersection of 84th Street and 18th Avenue. The Parish House can be found on the 84th Street side of the property.
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