Woodlawn Conservancy – Bringing the 150th Anniversary to a Close

What a Wonderful Year!

Congratulations to the Carolyn Clark and John Toale, the co-chairs of our 150th Anniversary Committee.  Through their efforts and the hard work of our Development Committee, led by Heath McClendon, the Conservancy was able to host eighteen months of special events, educational programs and produce Sylvan Cemetery:  Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn.  The exhibition and publication, done under the leadership of our partners at Columbia University generated tremendous interest in the Cemetery and the years of research is inspiring our Lot Owners and Members to engage in restoration projects.

Thank You for your Generous Gifts

The Conservancy has received so many wonderful donations this year.  Our volunteers have contributed countless hours, students and researchers have worked on many projects and we’ve received hundreds of generous gifts. Thank you for supporting our programs and restoration efforts.  If you would like to make a contribution before the year ends, please click on the button below.

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Jerome Gate House gets a new look!

To accommodate our growing volunteer corps and program schedule, the cemetery is renovating the second story of the building at the Jerome Avenue Entrance.  The gatehouse will be closed until March, and when we’re done there will be a library, work stations for researchers, and room for the volunteers that help with the foundation orders and tours.  Look for our open house announcement early in the New Year.

Help Us from Home…..

You don’t have to come to the cemetery to help us with our data entry project….you can work on the interment data base from home!  Our data entry volunteers have input over 125,000 records associated with those in Woodlawn’s care.  All you have to do is click on the link below to get stated. Follow the simple instructions to create you login password and get the directions from the input screen.  It’s a great project for night owls, students who need to earn community service hours and genealogists who can’t wait to have Woodlawn’s interment information accessible from their computer.
If you need help getting started, contact our help desk at (718) 408-5653

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Upcoming programs

We’ll be announcing our 2015 program schedule by mid-February.  Please check our website for updates and let us know if you have any ideas!  Just email us atcontact@woodlawnconservancy.org.

Interested in learning more about Woodlawn?

A group of Conservancy volunteers is establishing a book club that focusses on the titles written about those interred at Woodlawn, the history of cemetery and landscape design and the fictional works set in the world famous Bronx cemetery.  If you’d like to participate, or have suggestions of interesting titles, email us atcontact@woodlawnconservancy.org.

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