As the COVID pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, we have canceled our on-site Memorial Day open house this year. We will be sending out calendar updates as the summer progresses and we are able open up. In the meantime, enjoy a few images from our previous events.

In our quest for more information about some of our “residents,” we present the following in hopes someone might help us attain more personal information or locate family members of the Martin family. Frank M. Martin (1859-1931) was a publisher of newspapers in Caldwell and Woodsfield, Ohio. Apparently, an industrious man, Frank Martin was also…

After many a lost visitor, the Abbey now has a sign near the street to announce her presence. Made of granite (just like the Abbey) with a limestone cap, the sign bears the Abbey’s full name and street number. The granite rests on a concrete foundation, donated and created by two of our volunteers, Jayne…

Stained Glass: Henninger’s, a fourth generation family-owned business based in Cleveland has been hired to restore two original stained glass windows on the first floor of the Abbey. These beautiful windows, located opposite the entrance, are the focal point of the parlor. Last month Henninger’s removed the west window for restoration in their studio. The…

With matching dollars on the line, our first year of participating in Facebook’s Giving Tuesday was a tremendous success. Your generosity helped us raise a total of $11,650 at the end of the year, substantially more than any previous year! Thank you from all of us at Green Lawn Abbey! We will be good stewards…

When life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade. The coronavirus has certainly changed things in unexpected ways. The spring is typically a very joyful time at the Abbey, particularly because we get to welcome family and friends during our annual Open House. Families gather to remember their departed loved ones, the Kousa dogwoods…

So many projects are either underway or recently finished. Here is a brief update on a number of them. East Wing Ceiling: It took three months but the east wing, which was the most damaged, has been double primed and painted. It took volunteers three years to complete the 1st floor painting project. Driveway: An…

Serving on the Columbus Cemetery Association (CCA) Board is William (Bill) Heyer. We are delighted to have Bill on the CCA Board and benefit from his knowledge and leadership skills. Below is a profile of Bill’s many attributes. William Heyer is an architect with 25 years’ experience building traditional and classical architecture. His experience includes…

Event Raises $16,000 for Restoration It’s official – the First Annual Green Lawn Abbey Classic & Exotic Car Show was a huge success! Though rain dampened the scene in the morning, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and fellowship of the day. A great time was had by all, AND the Car Show raised $16,000, which…

October is a special month at the Abbey. While the Halloween season celebrates ghost and goblins, at the Abbey we celebrate the real lives of some our “residents”. It is our way to honor them and to remember their contribution to the world, or at least our little corner of it. First, join us on…

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