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THE HISTORIC CHAPEL @ GREEN-WOOD: BOOK TALK AND TROLLEY TOUR
Sunday, March 8, 2009-1:00pm
NEW YORK 1863: A GREAT AMERICAN CITY IN CRISIS
Peter Quinn, acclaimed novelist and essayist, is a chronicler of Irish-America. A third-generation New Yorker whose grandparents were born in Ireland, Quinn is the author of Banished Children of Eve, which won the 1995 American Book Award. An historical novel set amid the 1863 New York City draft riots, the book combines Quinn's lifelong interests in New York City, Irish history and immigration, and the Civil War, weaving together the lives of an Irish-American hustler, a Yankee stockbroker, a mulatto actress and her minstrel lover, and leading historical figures of the time.
Many of the characters in Quinn's book are interred at Green-Wood Cemetery. A trolley tour with Green-Wood's historian Jeff Richman to the gravesites of William "Bill the Butcher" Poole, Horace Greeley, General Thomas Meagher and others will follow the book talk, reading and signing.
The event is FREE (suggested donation $5). The trolley tour is $20 / $10 for Historic Fund members. Space is limited. Please call 718.768.7300 or e-mail info(at)greenwoodcemetery.org for reservations.
SPECIAL OFFER: Join the Historic Fund at the Friend & Family $50 level and receive one trolley tour ticket FREE(a $20 value) in addition to standard membership benefits.
Not a Historic Fund member? Your support helps us to preserve the past to serve the future. Enroll today and enjoy membership benefits and discounts on all walking/trolley tours, books and more. Enroll by calling 718.768.7300 or e-mail info(at)greenwoodcemetery.org
A National Historic Landmark-Est. 1838-Our main entrance is located at 500 25th Street (on 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn. Via subway, take the R to the 25th Street station. For more info, call 718.768.7300 or visit us on-line at http://www.greenwoodcemetery.org/