Category: Events

Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop | December 7th

September 29, 2017

As the days shorten and winter quietly settles in, come gather with us at our Greenhouse for our holiday wreath decorating workshop. Maurene Simonelli will briefly demonstrate different techniques before everyone creates their own unique wreath design. Wreaths, ribbons, and a fine assortment of dried garden materials and ornaments will be available for all to share. Seasonal music, light refreshments, and a little poetry will set the tone as we prepare to greet the holiday season. Please bring your own hand-shears.

Limited enrollment; preregistration is required.

Fees for this program include all supplies.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Notable Visitors

September 22, 2017

Not all of Mount’s Auburn’s “notables” are residents. King Edward VII of England, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, John Wilkes Booth, Herman Melville, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Denver all visited Mount Auburn as tourists, travelers, or mourners. Join Susan Zawalich on a walk to discuss some of these notable visits.

 

 

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Mount Auburn Book Club: The Gatekeeper by Kathryn Smith

September 20, 2017

In celebration of Women’s History Month we will read the new biography The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency (2016) by Kathryn Smith. LeHand is buried on Central Avenue.

Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.

 
Eventbrite - Mount Auburn Book Club: The Gatekeeper by Kathryn Smith

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Mount Auburn Book Club: “Harriet Jacobs: A Life” by Jean Yellin

September 20, 2017

In this biography, Harriet Jacobs: A Life (2003), Jean F. Yellinrecounts the years Jacobs spent hiding in her grandmother’s attic from her sexually abusive owner as well as her escape to freedom and her later years in Cambridge. Harriet Jacobs is buried on Clethra Path.

Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.

 
Eventbrite - Mount Auburn Book Club: "Harriet Jacobs: A Life" by Jean Yellin

 

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Massachusetts Cultural Council