For the past seven years, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have awarded millions of dollars in grant funds to historic sites through Partners in Preservation, an online voting competition. Traditionally a cemetery is selected for the competition….but the cemetery never wins.
This year, THE WOODLAWN CEMETERY is among the 40 New York City sites eligible for a grant award. Funds are awarded to the sites with highest number of votes and the most creative and passionate supporters. We’re asking our friends who work tirelessly to preserve and interpret historic burial grounds to show the importance of these historic sites.
To win, we need you to vote daily. You can also post your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or on your website to promote the VOTE. Voting starts April 26th and goes through May 21st. Just clickwww.thewoodlawncemetery.org to get started.
If Woodlawn wins, grant funds will be used to restore the exterior of the Belmont Mausoleum. Built in 1910 by Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, the mausoleum is a replica of the Chapel of St. Huber in Amboise, France. Deeded in Trust to Woodlawn, we must raise the funds to restore the memorial through grants and donations.
Please forward this email to those who care – HISTORIC CEMETERIES MATTER!