This year marks the 175th anniversary of Green-Wood Cemetery, and the 150th anniversary for the Brooklyn Historical Society. To celebrate, the two cultural powerhouses are joining together, in a collaboration of resources, to develop new projects, and expand the audiences for both institutions.
“Through this mutually beneficial partnership,” noted today’s press release, “GWHF and BHS plan to collaborate on the creation of joint educational and cultural programs; public events celebrating the Borough, as well as Green-Wood’s 175th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of BHS; the development of Green-Wood’s Visitors Center located in the landmarked Weir Greenhouse; programs focusing on the organizations’ extensive Civil War history and archives; and other initiatives.”
“For many years, the Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society have each been working – separately – toward a common goal.” said Payson Coleman, Chairman of the Green-Wood Historic Fund Board of Directors. “Together we will elevate these efforts to a new level.”
At the end of the year, the two Boards will re-examine the partnership and evaluate opportunities for future collaboration.