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  • The Italian Influence at The Woodlawn Cemetery

    “The Outcast”, A.Piccirilli   Woodlawn is known for the beautiful sculptures and unique works of art. Peace, love, sorrow, and hope are what these delicate figures symbolize, many of them inspired by classic statues found in Europe.  Among the most photographed is the Gerould Memorial, a replica of the famous Monteverde Angel in Staglieno, Cemetery.  …
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  • Herman Melville and the Great Writers Of Woodlawn

    September 28th is the anniversary of the death of the immortal Herman Melville (1819-1891). Melville is the author of classics such as paired South Seas narratives Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847) and the immortal classic Moby-Dick (1850). While perhaps Woodlawn’s most notable author, Melville is certainly not Woodlawn’s only one. Woodlawn Cemetery has provided memorial …
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  • Dreaming of Cooperstown

    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY held its first Induction Ceremony in 1939. The hall honors the outstanding participants of Major League Baseball, and preserves the history, artifacts, and life stories of the great figures of the great American sport of baseball. The Hall includes exhibits and displays related to the lives of …
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  • Hispanic History At Woodlawn – 4 Important People

    Woodlawn Cemetery has a rich Hispanic heritage and we take great pride in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts in September and runs through October 15th.  First established by Representative Edward Roybal and proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the great contributions made by Hispanic Americans from all walks of …
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  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Women’s Suffrage

    It’s turning out to be a hot political season. Here at the Woodlawn Cemetery, we feel that understanding history is vital to fully participating in our elected government. Many who rest at Woodlawn have been activists and leaders at the forefront of civil rights.Women political leaders from both parties vigorously participated in the recent presidential …
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  • Celia Cruz – How the Queen of Salsa Changed Latin Music

    At Woodlawn Cemetery, we take seriously the legacy of music. Many musical personalities lay at rest within our grounds, and we work continuously to understand their enduring impact. Even after these legends have left us, their work and messages unfold across the years. One such voice is that of Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad …
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