July 26, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this virtual workshop! Be sure to tag Lakewood Cemetery and Morning Altars in any photos you share on Facebook or Instagram. 

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Lakewood is pleased to welcome back internationally renowned earth artist Da...

This #EarthMonth on our Facebook page we’ve been honoring some of Minnesota’s environmental heroes who are now laid to rest at Lakewood, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our greenhouse operation, and keeping you up to date about our changing tree canopy. For near...

This Memorial Day, Lakewood wants to honor and support Minnesota's veterans by sharing their stories through text, photo, and video. 

As Memorial Day is often a huge and well-celebrated event at Lakewood, where our community can gather to share and honor their favorit...

If you’ve visited Lakewood recently, you probably noticed crews at work removing tree remnants from our grounds.

This past winter, the Minneapolis Park Board marked hundreds of our ash trees for removal due to an invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer (EAB).

W...

As you enter Lakewood, you pass through our front gates. Yes, the gates serve the practical purpose of safekeeping, but they also serve another much more important purpose — they signal that you are passing into a special place, one of serenity, solace and reflection,...

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...

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?”

An epitaph is a phrase or words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a marker or mo...

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...

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...

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