Category: Visiting

Independence Day 2017

June 29, 2017

The Administration Office, Visitors Center and Greenhouse will be CLOSED to the public on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The Cemetery grounds are OPEN both days, 8 am – 8 pm.

Maps and other visitor information are available at the Front Entrance gate.

Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky

January 25, 2016

Official trailer for Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky – a new media project about the Cemetery that combines film, historic voices, layered design, and music.

In earth.sky, audiences experience a uniquely emotional, historical journey through breathtaking landscape cinematography, high-fidelity audio, music, and photography, while hearing the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting words of individuals interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery from its inception to today. As Mighty describes it “earth.sky is not about death. It is about living people. People who once walked the earth as we now do. People who live on in the memories of others.”

Roberto Mighty's earth.sky

January 25, 2016

Official trailer for Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky – a new media project about the Cemetery that combines film, historic voices, layered design, and music.

In earth.sky, audiences experience a uniquely emotional, historical journey through breathtaking landscape cinematography, high-fidelity audio, music, and photography, while hearing the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting words of individuals interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery from its inception to today. As Mighty describes it “earth.sky is not about death. It is about living people. People who once walked the earth as we now do. People who live on in the memories of others.”

Artist-in-Residence Blog: He Fled to Boston, For Freedom

March 20, 2015

RobertoMighty_copyright2014_www robertomighty com_Byus_IMG_1437_watermarkIt has been a little over a year since I began roaming historic Mount Auburn Cemetery with video cameras, still cameras and digital audio recorders, looking for compelling stories about some of the people interred here since 1831. Most of the inscriptions on gravestones and monuments are terse:

MARY A. COOK
MAR. 21, 1832
MAY 25, 1905
MOTHER

But others tell a story. The monument to Peter Byus reads like the preface to a novel: (more…)