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STONE CARVING. Linwood Cemetery is not only a memorial garden to commemorate the deceased, it is also an open-air museum of the art that out lives life, left behind to celebrate all the lives lived and lost. READ ON »»

RESTORATION. Preservation of our history in the face of decay is truly a noble aim. To make sure that future generations can enjoy the serenity of the cemetery, we gladly and thankfully accept donations. READ ON »»

VOLUNTEER. Time is relentless, constantly working to erode the past. It is our duty to stave off this erosion. With so much restoration already accomplished, there is still much to be done, including the restitution of the century old Edmond Cole upright grand piano. READ ON »»


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Including weekends and holidays.

Mon - Thurs 9:00AM - 3:00PM daily.
Closed holidays.
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September 21st, 2015

19th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall RAmble

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.
Prices are:
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

June 16th, 2015

Office Closed the week of July 4th

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!

May 26th, 2015

Spring is here!

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!!!

March 4th, 2015

Remembering Easter 1865

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.

December 22nd, 2014

Holiday Hours Updated

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.

November 18th, 2014

Christmas Presents

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!

November 18th, 2014

Holiday Hours

The Historic Linwood Foundation Office will be closing at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 26th for Thanksgiving, and the office will re-open on Monday, December 1st at 9:00 AM.

For Christmas, the Foundation office will be closing at noon on 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 Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

October 29th, 2014

Georgia Gives Day November 13th!!!

This year the Historic Linwood Foundation will be participating in the Georgia Gives Day!

Georgia Gives Day is an initiative that has been co-created by the nonprofit sector itself. It doesn’t support one cause or one locale – it’s all of us in the state’s nonprofit sector pulling together to ask you to stop and consider your life and your community without nonprofits. How much less connected, less vibrant, less interesting and less supported would our communities be without them?

Georgia Gives Day is really about us all – it’s about everyone pulling together to support the organizations and causes right in our own backyards and across the state that have been a part of our lives since day one.
So, we are asking all Georgians, on November 13th, to give a little and share a little so that, together, we can do a lot for the causes that we all care about. Whether you have $10 or $10,000 to give, it all adds up to greater impact on the issues that support and enrich our lives and make our local communities thrive.

If you would like to donate to the Historic Linwood Foundation, please go to www.gagivesday.org, and in the search box, type in Historic Linwood Foundation. All donations are greatly appreciated. All donations made through Georgia Gives Day are tax deductible!!

October 29th, 2014

Victorian Christmas

T’is the season for The Historic Linwood Foundation’s annual wreath sale!  You can decorate your home, adopt a lot, or simply decorate your family plot with these lovely balsam fir wreaths.  Last year many members adorned their lots with the wreaths, and our cemetery looked lovely during the holiday season.  We order the wreaths from Maine and they are made of balsam fir, topped with a beautiful red ribbon. The wreaths will be available before Thanksgiving, so you can pick them up to decorate your home, or place them on your family lot.

The wreaths cost $30.00, and if you would like it placed on a grave, the Foundation will do that for an additional $5.00. Please order your wreath by Friday, November 21st.

You can pick them up Monday, November 24th through Wednesday, November 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please come to THE GATEHOUSE to pick-up your wreaths. Order early, quantities are limited!!!

October 9th, 2014

18th Annual Linwood Ramble

Linwood Through the Lens:

Theme of This Year’s Linwood Fall Ramble

The 18th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble is an annual event you do not want to miss. Join us on Thursday, October 23, for a sunset ramble through Historic Linwood Cemetery on a tour that will focus on photography. Following the tours, guests are invited to enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres in the Old Section of the cemetery.

This year’s ramble will take the form of a tongue-in-cheek scholarly seminar; it will be conducted by the esteemed faculty of the prestigious Linwood Institute. After an enlightening “history of photography” lecture by Dean of the Arts, Dr. Ignatious McGillicuddy, ramblers will be guided through the cemetery by eminent Institute scholars . The guides will offer erudite explanations of artistic gravestone motifs and symbols on tombstones that are featured in a newly-published coffee-table style tome, Linwood Through the Lens: Contemporary Photographs of Historic Linwood Cemetery (Historic Linwood Foundation, 2014).

Tour stops will also be at the gravesites of Columbus photographers of days gone by: John Jacob Fogle, Tiffany Moore, Clarence Gray, Constantine De George, Louis Pacetty and Ernst Jungermann.  The faculty will elucidate ramblers on the lives of these early photographic artists and offer insight into the significance of their works.

The information presented by the faculty guides was laboriously compiled as a collaborative grant-funded project undertaken by the Linwood Institute scholars after many years of in-depth research. The tours are sure to prove enlightening – and entertaining – to all who attend.

Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 5:00 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30 p.m. or until all guests have taken the tour. Visitors with special needs are asked to come to the 5:00 p.m. tour, when golf cart tours will be available. Following the tours, ramblers will partake of a bountiful feast of delicious hors d’oeuvres (prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer), along with a bevy of liquid refreshments.

Historic Linwood Foundation’s book, Linwood Through the Lens: Contemporary Photographs of Historic Linwood Cemetery, will make its debut at the Ramble. The book is comprised of over 150 black and white artistic photos that were taken in the cemetery in 2013 by area photographers as part of a year-long competition. It will be for sale for the first time on the night of the Ramble.

Advance Ramble tickets are $25.00 for Historic Linwood Foundation members and $30.00 for non-members. Day-of-event tickets are $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  Student tickets (under 21) are $12.00.

Please enter through the gates at the chapel on Linwood Boulevard. Parking will be inside the cemetery.  Gates open at 4:15 p.m.; police officers will provide parking directions.

Tickets are available at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery. For more information, please call the Foundation office at 706-321-8285 Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.