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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 &...

Before the last of the snow has melted into the ground and the first robins hop onto bare branches, preparations have been underway to welcome spring at Lakewood. We sat down with Greenhouse Manager Paul Aarestad to learn what keeps the greenhouse and grounds staff bus...

Our stories are what connect us to our past—to the lives, loves and experiences that have shaped us. One of the most powerful ways to honor our history and acknowledge our influences is through storytelling. 

This Memorial Day at Lakewood, you’re invited to join award-w...

Cremation has become commonplace. More people are considering it for a multitude of reasons—from economic to environmental—and choosing it with greater intention.

At Lakewood, we see families coming together for meaningful cremation ceremonies and finding personal ways...

Books about the earliest days of Minneapolis often refer to the “founding fathers” of Minneapolis, but seldom mention the important contributions of women. So this #WomensHistoryMonth, we asked: What were women doing when Minneapolis was a new, developing city?

While ma...