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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 »»


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.
Closed holidays.
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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!


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 23rd 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.


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).