As genealogists and family historians, you know how important cemeteries are to your research.
Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is one of forty New York City sites participating in the Partners in Preservation program American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are awarding funds to restoration projects through an online voting competition. Grants go to the sites with highest number of votes and the most creative and passionate supporters (like you!). Woodlawn will use the $150,000 grant for restoration to the beautiful, historic Belmont Mausoleum, which was just featured in this Partners in Preservation YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fLK_d2I4iA&feature=share.
To win, we need you to VOTE DAILY. You can also post your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or on your website to promote the VOTE for Woodlawn. The competition runs until May 21st.
Please vote at http://v.thewoodlawncemetery.org/, promote the vote, and let everyone know why the place that preserves the stories of over 300,000 people (including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Herman
Melville, Joseph Pulitzer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Simon Guggenheim, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Lionel Hampton and many other great historic figures) matters to you.
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