Years ago, the newspapers may have laughed at them, but today these Women of Woodlawn will enjoy sharing their own last laugh as we honor their legacies.
Once viewed as eccentrics who provided front page gossip and entertainment on the social media of its day, the reality was that our wonderful ladies refused to be mere "housewives" and instead were groundbreakers in being in charge of their own lives, often to the dismay of their family and neighbors.
Today some of these pioneers rest in simple gravesites, others lie in miniature palaces with at least one person boasting about her "splendid house to live in when dead."
Learn about a religious leader who believed The Bronx was truly "God's country" so she built a mansion for the exclusive use of Jesus himself.
Another resident staged a "dress rehearsal" of her own funeral almost a decade before she died.
Hear about the animal welfare activist who erected a mausoleum with a Tiffany window.
Along the route we will enter the Morosini mausoleum, members of a prominent Riverdale family who were front-page gossip for decades and much more.
Meet at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue entrance at 1:45 PM.
We anticipate this tour selling out quickly so tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tour is rain or shine. Ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be issued.
We are located directly across the street from the Woodlawn stop on the IRT #4 subway.
Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery.
We look forward to hosting you.
Jerome Avenue And Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470
|Non Member||$ 25.00|