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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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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.


September 10th, 2014

The title of the 18th annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble is “Linwood Through the Lens”.  Scheduled for Thursday, October 23, the Ramble will offer sunset cemetery tours with a focus on photography. After the tours, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under a sprawling oak in the Old Section of the cemetery.
“Linwood Through the Lens”, will feature artistic photographs of the cemetery, along with stops at the graves of some noted Columbus photographers, including Louis Pacetty, Ernest Jungerman, Constantine De George, Tiffany Moore and others.
Some of the tour stops will be at graves that are featured in a new photography book, “Linwood Through the Lens”, which will make its premier at the Ramble. The book will be available for purchase at the Ramble.

On October 30th, there will be an exhibit of the published photos at the Rankin in downtown Columbus.
Ramble 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 carts will be available. Following the tours, ramblers will enjoy a bounty of delicious hors d’oeuvres (prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer), along with a well-stocked bar.
Advance 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.
On the night of the Ramble, guests are asked to enter through the chapel gate on Linwood Boulevard (one nearest 10th Avenue). 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 our office at 706-321-8285 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or check us out on Facebook (Historic Linwood Cemetery Foundation).


July 31st, 2014

2014 Historic Linwood Foundation Ramble

Linwood Through the Lens:
The 2014 Linwood Cemetery Ramble

The title of the 18th annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble is “Linwood Through the Lens.” Scheduled for Thursday, October 23, the Ramble will offer sunset cemetery tours with a focus on photography. After the tours, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under a sprawling oak in the Old Section of the cemetery.
“Linwood Through the Lens,” will feature artistic photographs of the cemetery along with stops at the graves of some noted Columbus photographers, including Louis Pacetty, Ernest Jungerman, Constantine De George, Tiffany Moore and others.
Some of the tour stops will be at graves that are featured in a new photography book, Linwood Through the Lens, which will make its premier at the Ramble. From January 1 through December 31, 2013, as part of photography competition, local photographers swarmed the cemetery snapping photos of tombstones, fences, urns, statuary and the like. Over 400 photos were submitted to a juried competition, with 150 being selected and included in the publication of a coffee table style book. The book will be available for purchase at the Ramble. Please note also that on October 30th, there will be an exhibit of the published photos at the Rankin in downtown Columbus.
Ramble 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 carts will be available. Following the tours, ramblers will enjoy a bounty of delicious hors d’oeuvres (prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer), along with a well-stocked bar.
Advance 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.
On the night of the Ramble, guests are asked to enter through the chapel gate on Linwood Boulevard (one nearest 10th Avenue). 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 our office at 706-321-8285 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or check us out on Facebook (Historic Linwood Cemetery Foundation).


June 2nd, 2014

Historic Linwood Foundation receives matching grant challenge!

Please help the Historic Linwood Foundation!!

The Historic Linwood Foundation (HLF) has received a matching grant challenge! The goal is to raise $140,000.00 by December 15, 2014, with the challenge grant being that the HLF will receive $2.00 for every $1.00 raised. We have the opportunity to raise $440,000.00! The money will be used to restore more than 40 masonry projects here in the cemetery. This will include the restoration of individual brick graves, brick walls within the cemetery, and brick copings around numerous lots.

With the help of our brick mason, we were able to judge the areas that were in most dire need of work.

Please help us reach our goal! Send your tax deductible donation to: The Historic Linwood Foundation, P. O. Box 1057, Columbus, GA 31902. Denote on your check that it is for the Matching Grant.

Consider joining the Historic Linwood Foundation!! Just click on the link above to download a membership form.


May 29th, 2014

Summer in Linwood Cemetery

The summer heat has settled over the area like a blanket, but that is not stopping our 3rd Saturday Tours through the cemetery. Please join us on either June 21st, July 19th or our last tour on August 16th, as you stroll through Historic Linwood Cemetery, led by one of our guides, to learn history of Columbus, GA, and hear some interesting stories of persons buried here. The tours will start at 9:30 am from the Lummus Chapel on the east end of the cemetery. If it is raining, the tours will be cancelled as these are WALKING tours.

On Saturday, June 7th, the Chattahoochee Valley Writers, Inc. will be hosting “Write – On Columbus 2014″ here in Linwood Cemetery. This is a time to resurrect your writing with a self directed walk through the cemetery. The event will start at 9:00 am and end at noon. There will be a $5.00 registration fee payable at the event. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact chattwriter@gmail.com or call 706-563-9807.

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, October 23rd! That is the date for our 18th Annual Fall Ramble. This year the ramble will be themed around the photography book entitled “Linwood Through the Lens: Contemporary Photographs of Historic Linwood Cemetery“.

A little back ground on the photography book: From January 1 through December 31, 2013, photographers swarmed the cemetery trying to get the most intriguing photographs of things in the cemetery. Over 400 photos were submitted into a juried competition, with 150 being selected and included in the publication of a coffee table style book with the afore mentioned title. The finished product will be available for purchase at the Ramble. Then, on October 30th, there will be an exhibit of the photos included in the book at the Rankin in downtown Columbus. The photographers will be there to share with you the inspiration that led them to take the photos they did.

As always, our Lummus Chapel is available for weddings, memorial services, club meetings, family reunions or any other event that you need a place to meet.

If you would like to volunteer here in the cemetery, or would like information on renting the chapel, please give us a call at the Foundation office at 706-321-8285.


September 16th, 2013

Morbid Curiosities: Theme of This Year’s Linwood Cemetery Ramble

Morbid Curiosities: Theme of This Year’s Linwood Cemetery Ramble

The 17th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble is an annual event you do not want to miss. Join us on Thursday, October 24, for a sunset tour through Historic Linwood Cemetery, with guides presenting stories of the lives and deaths of some Linwood “residents.” Following the tours, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Old Section of the cemetery.

The theme of this year’s ramble is “Morbid Curiosities” – featuring deaths by unnatural causes. Our guides will lead you down Linwood’s grassy paths, stopping to reminisce and memorialize the unfortunate demise of some of the interred. The causes of death to be mentioned include 19 as malaria and scarlet fever; childhood maladies like teething; accidents, including snake bite, rabies, auto wrecks, train accidents, fires and falls; as well as murder and suicide.

Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 5:00 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30p.m. or until all guests have taken the tour. Our visitors with special needs are asked to come to the 5:00 p.m. tour when golf carts will be available to ferry you around the cemetery. Following the tours, we’ll offer you a bounty of delicious hors d’oeuvres (prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer), along with a well-stocked bar.

Advance 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 our office at 706-321-8285 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

For more information, check us out on Facebook (Historic Linwood Cemetery Foundation).


May 8th, 2013

Tours starting every third Saturday of the Month

Interested in local history?  Art?  Spending time outdoors?  Then come to Historic Linwood Cemetery on the third Saturday of the month at 9:30am for the THIRD SATURDAY TOUR.  The tour will start at the Lummus Chapel, located at the east end of the cemetery, and will highlight the stories of some of the people buried in Linwood, the history of Columbus, the beautiful stone and iron work, interesting epitaphs and more.  The walking tour will last about an hour.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water (and snack, if you like). THIRD SATURDAY TOURS are offered at no charge by the Historic Linwood Foundation, Inc., and are open to the public (donations accepted).   No reservation is necessary.  Call 706-321-8285 for more information.


September 11th, 2012

16th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble

The 16th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble is an annual event you do not want to miss.Join us on a sunset tour through the
cemetery with presenters speaking about various people buried in Linwood Cemetery. It is followed by a cocktail party on the grounds.
Tours will start every 15 minutes starting at 5:30, and will continue to approximatley 6:30 or until all guests have had the tour.

Our visitors with special needs are asked to come to the 5:30 tour when golf carts will be availble to ferry you around the cemetery.
The theme this year is “Culinary Columbus” featuring some of the people who influenced how Columbus and the world dines and snacks.

Advance 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.
Students tickets (under 21) are $12.00.

Please enter throught the gates at the chapel on Linwood Boulevard.
Tickets are available at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery. For more information, please call our
office at 706-321-8285 Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 3:00 eastern time


June 29th, 2012

Historic Linwood Foundation continues to fulfill its mission

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Historic Linwood Foundation continues to fulfill its mission. We have been in existence since 1997, and we are going strong. Our membership is on the increase, and restoration and preservation efforts continue. If you are not familiar with the Historic Linwood Foundation and what we do in Linwood Cemetery, our mission statement is as follows:

“To preserve and maintain Linwood Cemetery as an historic and cultural site of importance to the City of Columbus and its citizens, to assist the City of Columbus in restoring, preserving, improving, maintaining and managing Linwood Cemetery, and to educate the public with respect to the cultural and historic values of Linwood Cemetery, and for other educational and charitable purposes.”

Each year, the staff and volunteers give tours to student groups and individuals interested in the history of Columbus and we are proud to point out the craftsmanship and beauty of the markers and monuments that grace our cemetery.

The Foundation works closely with the city to maintain the grounds of this Historical site. Their help is invaluable in keeping the grounds of the cemetery in pristine condition. Our visitors are especially aware of the work and compliment the upkeep on a regular basis.

The Ramble this year will be on Thursday, October 18th, and the theme is “Culinary Columbus”. We will be exploring the people who brought such foods as ice cream, peanuts and so much more to the Columbus are. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend.

If you would like to join our membership, please download the membership form and mail it today. If we don’t preserve the beauty that is Historic Linwood Cemetery, who will? Please contact the office at 706-321-8285 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Jane Brady, Executive Director


January 31st, 2011

Recent Restoration

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