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In a previous blog post, “Lakewood and the Park Board: An Entwined History,” we shared the early connections between Lakewood and the Minneapolis Park Board. Lakewood predated the Minneapolis park system by 12 years, making it one of the first park-like spaces in early...

Saturday, December 21, 2019 | 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Life is filled with transitions and losses, and grief ofte...

What comes to mind when you think of an epitaph? A favorite quotation? A mournful poem? A simple series of dates and a phrase like “rest in peace?”

Epitaphs serve a variety of purposes. They call tell us a bit about the deceased, such as their military service or procla...

At Lakewood, we host a full calendar of seasonal celebrations, tours, ceremonies, concerts and workshops that showcase our beautiful grounds and architectural treasures and provide opportunities to make memorialization more relevant, inviting and meaningful.

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In 1850, a man in his late 20s named John Orth arrived in the frontier town of St. Anthony. Born from a contested territory between Germany and France, Orth noticed a conspicuous vacancy in this burgeoning settler outpost that we now known as Northeast Minneapolis. Wha...

In the early 1900s, Lakewood Cemetery was a destination. It boasted a grand streetcar entrance facing Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) so beautiful that it was featured on postcards of the time. In 1906, the Lakewood trustees decided it was time for another awe-ins...

On Friday, July 12, internationally renowned earth artist Day Schildkret of @morningaltars will bring his nature-based practice to Lakewood to help transform grief into beauty and honor the impermanence of life.

The centerpiece of the event will be a free, interactive p...

At Lakewood, we believe it’s time to take a fresh look into the ways we approach death and remembering.

The Lakewood Experience Series is a series of events and activities that offer a range of experiences connected to life’s most meaningful thresholds. These events are...

Introducing the Living Memory Tree, a collective display of remembrance and love.

When you visit Lakewood, something bright and surprising might catch your eye. Proudly perched between the historic chapel and the Garden Mausoleum, Lakewood’s Living Memory Tree is a new...

Summer evenings are a wonderful time to stroll through Lakewood and take in its beautiful gardens, spacious grounds and long vistas — all while learning a bit of fun, local history!

This summer's tour schedule includes three tour options: Lakewood Founders, Art &...