Explore the History and Future of Green-Wood’s Iconic Landscape
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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Green-Wood will present a four-part lecture series titled, “The Big Picture: Cemetery as Cultural Landscape” which will feature some of the most visionary designers and garden managers in the business of landscape design today. The series, which investigates the past and future of this National Historic Landmark’s bucolic landscape, is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
- Deep Diving: Green-Wood’s Cultural Landscape Report with Faye Harwell
Thursday, November 16, 2017; 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Faye Harwell, founding partner of Rhodeside and Harwell in Arlington, Va., directed an impressive team of landscape designers, historians, arborists, architectural historians, and hydrologists in retracing the history and unique character of Green-Wood’s landscape. By examining thousands of historic records and archival documents and by meticulously studying the landscape itself, Harwell and her team have created an 800-page, two-volume Cultural Landscape Report. The massive tome, which follows the guidelines set forth by the US Department of the Interior, is an invaluable resource for the cemetery. Get the Reader’s Digest version in this lively presentation that will help you become an expert on Green-Wood too. The firm of Rhodeside and Harwell has worked with pre-eminent, historic landscapes around the world, including the Gettysburg Battlefield and the White House.
Reservations are recommended. For other dates, times and topics in the series, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents.Buy tickets/get more info now