Category: Grounds

Eternally Green: Going Electric with a Green Mower and a Blue GEM

July 27, 2017

Over the past few years Mount Auburn has converted four of its eight gasoline powered riding mowers to propane fuel, as part of an effort to improve the efficiency of the mowers and reduce emissions. However, we’ve taken another step towards reducing our carbon footprint by going electric.  Mount Auburn has been purchasing renewable energy credits (RECS) to offset all electricity purchases for several years, but finding quality battery-powered landscaping equipment that could handle Mount Auburn’s terrain and long hours of work has been difficult until now. (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!

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

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