Mount Auburn’s “community of the dead” now totals more than 100,000 people. Among those buried here are some of the men and women who have shaped our local, regional, and national identity: activists, authors, designers, inventors, scientists, and philosophers. Also buried here, in even greater numbers, are those important in our own lives: mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, daughters and sons, mentors and friends. With a new feature on our website, Mount Auburn has enhanced its mission to commemorate the dead using an online tool that celebrates the lives and preserves the memories of all who have come to be buried at the Cemetery. (more…)
We are now accepting Floral Tribute orders for Memorial Day 2018.
Our current offerings include potted plants for placement at lots, graves, and outdoor niches and cut flower bouquets for placement at our indoor columbaria.
A few important notes:
Orders for Memorial Day tributes must be placed by May 18th to ensure placement before Memorial Day Weekend.
Tributes will be placed on the grounds the week of May 21st.
Memorial Day tributes will be removed from the grounds the week of June 11th.
Please be advised that all Easter tributes and decorations will be removed from the Cemetery grounds starting on Monday, April 23rd.
A number of individuals chose quotes from Shakespeare’s works for their own or a loved one’s monument. Some of these notables were Shakespearean actors others just theater lovers. Here are some of the quotes that can be found on stones in Mount Auburn.
The Undiscovered Country: Shakespeare and Mount Auburn: Join us for a walking tour on Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1 PM to visit these monuments and those of other Shakespearean actors.