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The 9th Cambridge Open Archives

June 25, 2017

The 9th Annual Cambridge Open Archives: “Living and Dying in Cambridge”

A Rare Opportunity to View Mount Auburn’s Archival Materials

Can you imagine having the chance to examine an amazing selection of primary documents, ephemera, and photographs while discussing the history of Mount Auburn Cemetery? Well, this dream came true for the lucky individuals who attended this year’s 9th Annual Cambridge Open Archives.

Two groups of twenty curious visitors each joined us on the afternoon of June 19th for the rare opportunity to view archival materials from Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Historical Collections. This year’s theme, Living and Dying in Cambridge, was a particularly good fit for the Cemetery! (more…)

Veterans Monument Preservation

May 8, 2017

Through a combination of words and imagery, veterans’ memorials found throughout Mount Auburn contribute to the telling of American history and the service of men and women in times of war. You can now access information about a group of nine veterans of the Civil War and World War I, and the details of their monuments at Mount Auburn, through our new mobile app.

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The Friends of Mount Auburn is currently fundraising to conserve these memorials, all of which offer unique contributions to our understanding of Massachusetts and American military history. We have received a challenge grant of $7,500 from the Massachusetts Archives, and are seeking funds to match it one-to-one.

To support this project, please visit http://mountauburn.org/give/ and select “Veterans Preservation” on the list of donation options. Thank you for helping us preserve these monuments to military heroes for future generations of visitors!

Satigata at Mount Auburn Cemetery

April 1, 2017

Satigatha Performs at Mount Auburn Cemetery from Mount Auburn Cemetery on Vimeo.

Satigatha, “mindful song” or “chant,” is a unique blend of modern rock, folk, and Buddhist-oriented “kirtan” dedicated to opening the heart of devotion and practice, and inspiring wisdom through contemplative music and interactive chanting. Chris Berlin, Darren Becker, Andrew Stauffer and Alanna Coady consist of both present and former Master of Divinity graduates from Harvard Divinity School.  Also featuring the spoken word of Michael Miceli.

 

Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 1

February 13, 2017


Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 1

A Landscape of Lives

President’s Corner / 1
The People of Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky / 2
Research at Mount Auburn Cemetery / 4
From the Research Desk: Cenotaphs at Mount Auburn / 6
Stories Behind the Stones:
Remembering Harriet Templeton Lee / 8
Photos by Artist-in-Residence Roberto Mighty / 10
Introducing Our New Artist-in-Residence: Mary Bichner / 12
The Children of Mount Auburn / 13
People & Happenings / 14
Volunteer Highlight: Judy Jackson / 16
Thoughts on Being a Volunteer at Mount Auburn / 17
Working with Consultants / 18
Remembering David Gallagher / 19
Did You Know? / 20
Mount Auburn’s Remembrance Society / 21