Learn about the history of Hart Island and the people who have been buried in New York City’s potter’s field.

Here are several key links to informative and compelling projects that bring the island out of the shadows.

From NPR’s current Radio Diaries podcast

The Unmarked Graveyard: Stories from Hart Island

The Hart Island Project

Founded by Melinda Hunt, The Hart Island Project has been the chief advocate for telling the story of Hart Island and making its graves accessible to families of the buried. Check out the site and learn about the Traveling Cloud Museum.

Hart Island: An American Cemetery

Melinda Hunt’s documentary.


Melinda Hunt’s and Joel Sternfeld’s photography of Hart Island.