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Angels of Mount Auburn

Images of celestial beings are found throughout the Cemetery, proudly posing on pedestals or tucked into the decorations of many monuments.  The brochures below include some of the many angels and cherubs found at Mount Auburn.

Join Rosemarie Smurzynski for a tour of Angels & Cherubs at a future date to be announced!

A Guide to Angels in Mount Auburn Cemetery
and their Role in Consoling the Human Heart

The word angel derives from the Greek “angelos” which means messenger.

In Islam the word for angel is “mala” which also means messenger. (more…)

Fall at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery attracts over 200,000 visitors per year, and they visit for many different reasons. Families and friends come to pay tribute to loved ones every day, as we continue to do about 500 new burials per year. Others come to enjoy the beautiful landscape, the magnificent trees, the birds and other wildlife, or the amazing collection of funerary art and architecture. Many attend our educational programs and tours, and still others come to study history and learn about the notable residents of Mount Auburn. Some do all of the above.

It is the diverse collection of over 5,000 spectacular trees that no doubt attracts many people to the Cemetery. Nevertheless, it is the combination of the topography, the plants, the wildlife and the monuments and other built structures that make Mount Auburn the unique landscape and National Historic Landmark that it is.

Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 2

Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 2

Community, Conservation, and Citizen Science

President’s Corner / 1
Burial Gardens within the Greater Garden / 2
Ecological Processes and Citizen Science / 4
Where Science and Community Collaborate / 8
Citizen-Science Volunteers / 10
Stories Behind the Stones: Veterans at Mount Auburn / 12
Gateway Preservation Completed / 15
The Simplicity of Mindful Walking / 16
People & Happenings / 17
Staff Retirements: Jane Carroll and Lorraine Furlong / 19
Did You Know? / 20
Caroline’s Path / 21
Upcoming Events / Back Cover

Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 2

Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 2

Community, Conservation, and Citizen Science

President’s Corner / 1
Burial Gardens within the Greater Garden / 2
Ecological Processes and Citizen Science / 4
Where Science and Community Collaborate / 8
Citizen-Science Volunteers / 10
Stories Behind the Stones: Veterans at Mount Auburn / 12
Gateway Preservation Completed / 15
The Simplicity of Mindful Walking / 16
People & Happenings / 17
Staff Retirements: Jane Carroll and Lorraine Furlong / 19
Did You Know? / 20
Caroline’s Path / 21
Upcoming Events / Back Cover