Woodlawn Cemetery and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a key turning point in the LGBT civil rights movement, with a special trolley tour illuminating LGBT permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Join us as we share stories about love, loss, and relationships on our first LGBT tour. Historian Andrew Dolkart will take us to the final resting places of Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen, illustrator Joseph Leyendecker, theatrical agent Elisabeth Marbury, and photographer George Platt Lynes. Patricia Cronin’s well known sculpture “Memorial to a Marriage” is a highlight on this tour.
The tour will be co-led by Andrew Dolkart and Ken Lustbader, Co-Directors of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, and Susan Olsen, Director of Historical Services at Woodlawn Cemetery.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is a cultural heritage initiative and educational resource that is documenting existing LGBT historic sites throughout New York City from the 17th century to the year 2000.
We will be meeting at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue gate at 1:45 PM and the Trolley Tour will begin at 2:00 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.