Join Susan Olsen, Woodlawn Historian, for a weekend of activities. Events include a tour of the final resting places of those who built some of the nation’s greatest historic sites; a Social Media Scavenger Hunt; a guided tour of recently restored monuments; a twilight tour of Woodlawn’s extraordinary mausoleums as the full moon rises and a whole lot more.
Directions for all events: http://bit.ly/woodlawnjerome
Each event will be about 90 minutes.
Sunday May 6th
1PM Preservation at Woodlawn – Woolworth Chapel/Near the Jerome Avenue Entrance
The program begins with a presentation on the restoration of the Harkness Mausoleum by Paul Engel, curator of the Harkness House. Next, a tour begins at the Harkness Mausoleum where we will take you to also see the completed restoration of the Jay Gould mausoleum as well as the William Whitney Memorial, and stop to see the restoration of the bronze Launitz memorial in progress and finally, the famous, extravagant Belmont Mausoleum.
A reception to follow in the Woolworth Chapel to honor our restoration team where light refreshments will be served.
7PM Moonlight and Mausoleums – Jerome Avenue Entrance
A twilight tour of Woodlawn’s extraordinary mausoleums, seen as the full moon rises. Participants will visit the final resting places of Isidor and Ida Straus (Isidor was an early co-owner of Macy’s and both were first-class passengers on the Titanic), legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz, and the Belmont gargoyles at night. Make sure to bring a flashlight!