20th Annual Linwood Fall Ramble, Thursday, October 20th 2016
CEMETERY HOURS OF OPERATION
Gates open 7:00AM - 7:00PM daily,
Including weekends and holidays.
HISTORIC LINWOOD FOUNDATION HOURS
Mon - Thurs 9:00AM - 3:00PM daily.
Contact the Foundation
We invite you to join the Historic Linwood Foundation for our 20th Annual Fall Ramble. The Ramble will be on Thursday, October 20th. The theme for this year’s Ramble is “Making the Rounds with the Doctors” which will feature the lives of some of the doctors who had a hand in shaping the medical community in Columbus. After the tour, enjoy food and beverages as the sun slowly sets over Linwood Cemetery. Tours will begin at 5:30 pm. Guests with special mobility needs are encouraged to come to the 5:30 tour as we will have golf carts to carry you on the tour.
Ticket prices are:
Tickets purchased in advance $25.00 Members $30.00 Non-members
Tickets day of event $30.00 Members $35.00 Non-members
For more information, please contact the Historic Linwood Foundation office at 706-321-8285. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 to 3:00.
We understand that “Pokémon Go” is the new craze for Iphones and Android devices to get you out to explore your city or town. However, Historic Linwood Cemetery is just that, a cemetery, and we do not consider playing “Pokémon Go” to be appropriate decorum on the grounds. You are welcome to visit and locate the historic graves of people such as Gen. Henry L. Benning or John Stith Pemberton, but trying to catch “Pokémon” is just not appropriate at the final resting place for so many people. We want you to enjoy your visit to our historic cemetery, but we also ask that you respect the place for what it is, a cemetery.
The Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed the week of July 4th. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, July 11th. The cemetery gates will be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
We hope you have safe and enjoyable 4th of July!
With the holiday season here, we wanted to let you know that the Historic Linwood Foundation office will close on Wednesday, December 23rd at noon, and will be closed until 9:00 am, Monday January 4, 2016. The cemetery will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Walking through the cemetery is a great way to burn off a few calories after the holiday meals! And you get to enjoy the beautiful sculptures that truly make Linwood Cemetery an out door museum.
If you need a Christmas present, how about a copy of Linwood Through the Lens: Contemporary Photographs of Historic Linwood Cemetery. We have a special price on them now for $25.00. It is a lovely coffee table book with beautiful pictures of Linwood Cemetery. If you are interested, just come by the Historic Linwood Foundation office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to purchase a copy. We do not accept credit cards, so cash or check only please.
We hop you have a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!
We invite you to join the Historic Linwood Foundation for our 19th Annual Fall Ramble. The Ramble will be on Thursday, October 22nd. The theme this year is “From Last Battle to First Decoration”, which will highlight individuals who were in the Last Battle of Columbus, and also highlight some of the individuals who were instrumental in creating the holiday we know as Memorial Day. Many do not know that the holiday of Memorial Day that we celebrate on the last Monday in May, originated here in Columbus GA., NOT Waterloo NY!!! Come join us as we tour the cemetery and enjoy food and drink afterwards. Tours start at 5:00, and will run every 10 -15 minutes until 6:30.
Advance tickets: $25 members; $30 non-members
At the gate: $30 members; $35 non-members
Students (under age 21): $12
For more information, please call the Historic Linwood Foundation office at 706-321-8285
We just wanted to let you know that the Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed from Monday, June 29th through Friday, July 3rd. We will re-open on Monday, July 6th at 9:00 AM. The cemetery gates will be open as usual from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!
I think we can say that spring has finally arrived in the Chattahoochee Valley. When the pollen covers our vehicles with a yellow blanket, we know that the temperatures will soon be rising and summer is on the way.
If you have driven through the cemetery lately, you have seen some work being done to the gatehouse. We have painted the exterior a new color, and in the not too distant future we will be working on the inside.
Restoration continues to be a priority for the Foundation. The wall near the chapel that was falling down, has been repaired, and now will last for many years to come. We have been busy with other projects also. The Fergusson Lot, the Peddy Lot and the Pryoy/Gullen Lot have all been worked on and look fabulous! We have many more projects to do, and it is because of your generosity that we are able to accomplish what we have.
Since we have just celebrated Memorial Day, did you know that it started in Linwood Cemetery! Mr. Daniel Bellware and Dr. Richard Gardiner have co-authored a book entitled “The Genesis of the Memorial Holiday in America”, which we have in the office, which details the facts of Memorial Day starting here in Linwood Cemetery. Daniel and Richard have graciously offered to split the profit with the Foundation on any of their books that we sell.
And remember, if you know of someone planning a wedding, or a group that needs a place to meet, the Lummus Chapel is a great place for events. Also, if your organization needs a speaker, I am always willing to talk about Linwood Cemetery and the Foundation. Have PowerPoint, will travel!!!
Historic Linwood Foundation, in conjunction with the Chattahoochee Civil War Sesquicentennial group, will present “Remembering Easter 1865,” a dramatization featuring some of the main local characters who took part in “The Last Battle of the Civil War” during Easter of 1865. With a church service as its setting, the program will begin at 7:30 am on Easter Sunday, April 5, in the Lummus Chapel, located on the east end (near 10th Avenue) of Historic Linwood Cemetery. Parking for the event will be on the grass in front of the chapel. Attendees are asked to enter the cemetery via the chapel gate on Linwood Boulevard, just off 10th Avenue. This is event is free and open to all. Call 706-321-8285 for more information.
The Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closing at noon on Monday, December 22nd and will re-open on Monday, December 29th.
For New Year’s, the Foundation office will be closing at noon on Wednesday, December 31st and will re-open at 9:00 AM on Monday, January 5th, 2015.
The cemetery gates will be open as usual, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
We hope you have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
If you have family members or friends whom you don’t know what to get for Christmas, why not get them a copy of Historic Linwood Foundation’s new book, Linwood Through the Lens: Contemporary Photographs of Historic Linwood Cemetery. It is a coffee table book with 150 beautiful black and white photos of Linwood Cemetery. It is sure to be a hit with anyone who receives it as a gift! The cost of the book is $50.00. And, if you or your loved one do not live in the Columbus area, we can mail the book for an additional $6.00 to cover postage and handling. We do accept credit cards. So, give the office a call at 706-321-8285 to order your copies!
The books are also at these locations throughout Columbus: Judy Bug Books, the Columbus Museum Gift Shop, Schomburg’s Jewelers, the Galleria, Dinglewood Pharmacy, the Wynn House and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Soon to be at more locations, just check back here for updates!