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Uncovering Long-Lost Stories: Digging Dirt at Green-Wood with Ben Feldman
Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Ben Feldman has been in love with New York City history for as long as he can remember. Utilizing Green-Wood’s historical resources, he has discovered long-forgotten characters whose colorful stories he delights in telling. Like the story of preeminent Dr. Harvey Burdell, who was gruesomely murdered by his lover in 1857, or the lurid story of Roaring Twenties playboy Edward Browning and his underage mistress Frances “Peaches” Heenan. And now comes the mysterious rags-to-riches story of Brooklyn industrialist Henry Knight Dyer whose pocket-size diary dated 1870, discovered by Feldman, was the irresistible catalyst for his latest investigation.
For anyone who’s mesmerized by personal histories and their little-known details, come learn how Feldman uncovers long-lost stories and how you can too. His talk will be followed by Q&A and a trolley tour to the gravesites of Burdell, Browning, Dyer and many more.
Talk: FREE. Trolley tour: tickets are $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Purchase tickets online via Eventbrite or call 718.210.3080.
The Green-Wood Historic Fund's mission is to maintain Green-Wood's monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City's first green spaces.
Please note: all ending times listed are approximate, and all tickets are non-refundable unless event is canceled or rescheduled (in which case ticket price minus service fees can be refunded).
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