The Walt Whitman Birthplace Commemorative Brick Poetry Circle and Commemorative Bench Program
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the first home of America’s foremost poet.
Be a part of Long Island’s History!
Your personalized brick, engraved with an inscription of your choice, will become a permanent part of an attractive Poetry Circle located between the Walt Whitman Birthplace and our beautiful Interpretive Center. Memorial benches, made of teak will be placed near the Poetry Circle and at other appropriate places on the grounds where visitors to the Birthplace may enjoy a peaceful respite.
Your donation will help us provide for the continuing restoration, furnishing, and preservation of one of the most significant historic homes in America.
You will receive a certificate, suitable for framing, acknowledging your donation.
Each brick may bear the name of an individual, couple, family, grandchild, graduation, favorite poem business, or school, class, and year.
Each 8"x4" brick has space for three lines of text, and each 8"x8" brick space for six. Benches have space for five lines. Each line holds as many as 14 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
The top line of each may say "In Memory of" or "In Honor of" as a heading above the text. Honor a family member, friend, or favorite poet!
Exact placement of the bricks and benches will be at the discretion of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, with first consideration given to a design which complements the appearance of the grounds. Bricks and benches will become the property of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.
Make checks payable to:
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association 246 Old Walt Whitman Road West Hills, NY 11746-4148
Credit card orders may be faxed to: 631-427-5247
Questions or Comments: 631-427-5240