Update on Recent Happenings

Our June 11th lecture was a big success!

As you might remember from our last post here, we hosted an event back on June 11th that featured a wonderful lecture by Ms. Meg Winslow, the Curator of Historical Collections for Mount Auburn Cemetery located in Cambridge, MA.

Ms. Winslow highlighted the efforts undertaken over the years to ensure the preservation of Mount Auburn as a rural cemetery landscape while also continuing to serve its most base purpose – as an active cemetery.  Her lecture also emphasized similarities between Mount Auburn and our beloved Greenlawn Cemetery as well as many other connections between Mount Auburn and notables of Salem, MA.

It was also interesting to hear what has been accomplished at Mount Auburn and I know that it made a few of us starry-eyed at the possibilities in the future for Greenlawn Cemetery.  Thank you so much Ms. Meg Winslow for the inspiration!

 

Restoration of the “Rose Window” on the Dickson Memorial Chapel

I promise that a run down of what we’ve been up to in our absence on this blog is coming soon.  In the meantime, it seemed appropriate and timely to share one of our recent milestones as far as restoration work being down within Greenlawn Cemetery.

As part of the Phase 1 restoration work being performed on the Dickson Memorial Chapel, one of the beautiful stained glass windows known as the “rose window” was removed from the chapel some months ago in order to be repaired and restored.  On June 16, 2017, Jonathan and David from Custom Stained Glass out of South Easton, MA reinstalled the  rose window.  These two gentlemen also were the ones who restored the stained glass and the window’s framework is now also painted in its original “Essex Green” paint!

(all photos below taken by Christine Lutts, one of our Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery co-chairs)

 

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David and Jonathan from Custom Stained Glass

 

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Look at that Essex Green trim!  Such a rich color.

 

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A view of the rose window from inside the chapel

 

The Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery would like to thank Jonathan and David for their care and expertise in restoring the rose window.  We would also like to thank the many, many folks who have helped make it possible for this work to be carried out!  Thank you all so much!

 

 

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Friends of Greenlawn gear available

The Friends of Greenlawn Spring Event this Sunday will have FOG long and short sleeve t-shirts and ball caps for sale. The Black Crowned Night Heron is our mascot! He is featured on our tee shirts and ball caps 🙂

If you can not make it on Sunday, please email the friendsofgreenlawn@gmail.com to arrange a purchase. Thank you for your support!

Spring Event on June 11, 2017 (and we’re back!)

Hi there!  Our website is going to be undergoing some updates over the next few weeks, so please keep checking back with us.

The Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery are holding a spring event on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (this Sunday) and you are all invited!  Please join us for a wonderful lecture on Mount Auburn Cemetery, whose own rural cemetery design served as a model for many rural cemeteries in the United States, including our very own Greenlawn Cemetery.

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