Organization

Green-Wood Historic Fund

Brooklyn, NY | http://green-wood.com
Joined in February 2012

About Us

About Green-Wood

Established in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. At the same time, it is also an outdoor museum, an arboretum, and a repository of history. As the “permanent residence” of over 570,000 individuals, Green-Wood boasts magnificent grounds, grand architecture and world-class statuary that have made it a destination for national and international tourists, New Yorkers and local Brooklynites.

Further, Green-Wood is the repository of millions of archival records and a collection of photographs, artwork and documents that help tell the story of its “permanent residents”. Public tours, educational programs, after-dark performances, art installations, and more extend its mission to commemorate life within a singular natural setting. It’s a bold statement to say that Green-Wood is working to redefine what a cemetery is, but that is exactly what Green-Wood is doing here in Brooklyn. Its unique combination of features – art, history and nature – offer New Yorkers and visitors from around the world an experience unavailable anywhere else. 

Green-Wood is now completing the restoration of the 1895 Weir Greenhouse, directly across from its main entrance on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Brooklyn. An Education & Welcome Center (new construction) and a new landscape plan for the front entryway are planned to complement the historic greenhouse.  The Green-Wood Historic Fund, the cemetery’s 501c3 organization, raises funds for public programming, educational programs, and any activities outside the purview of regular cemetery operations. For more information, please visit www.green-wood.com 

About Green-Wood

Established in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. At the same time, it is also an outdoor museum, an arboretum, and a…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environment
  • Urban Areas

Location

  • 500 25th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11232