Young adults get hands-on learning at the Green-Wood Cemetery

Students in this year's program will completely restore three mausoleums by the program's end in May.

Katelynn Ulrich

May 9, 2024, 2:39 AM

Updated 13 days ago

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The Craft Careers Program is enabling young adults to learn how to do restoration and preservation work at the Green-Wood Cemetery.
Students enroll in the paid program to learn about this specific construction work. The program is in its sixth year.
"This is the perfect place to study restoration because all of our stone monuments can be seen as small versions of historic buildings that you see everywhere throughout the five boroughs—not just in New York but throughout the United States," said Green-Wood Cemetery director of Restoration and Preservation Neela Wickremesinghe.
Students in this year's program will completely restore three mausoleums by the program's end in May. The Green Wood Cemetery, World Monuments Fund and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow work together to create this program.


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