Monday, May 25, 2020

Free and open to the public

For the safety of the Lakewood community and families, we will be pre-recording the Memorial Day ceremony for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. 
Please enjoy the video below and have a safe and peacefu...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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