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Dave on Tap: Reflections on Mount Auburn with President & CEO Dave Barnett

April 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
April 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for an informal conversation with President and CEO Dave Barnett

In honor of his upcoming retirement, join Dave for a beer and conversation with longtime friends and colleagues as he looks back on his 28 years at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Tuesday, February 16, 5:00 p.m.: Mount Auburn’s Evolving Landscape

Panelists: Dave Barnett, Craig Halvorson (consulting landscape architect), and Claude Benoit (retired Director of Horticulture)

Moderator: Tom Cooper (Trustee)

Beer: Fiddlehead Brewing (Vermont) – IPA

1993 was a pivotal year for Mount Auburn on multiple levels – Craig and his team completed a major master plan that has been reshaping our landscape ever since, and Dave was hired to help make the plan a reality. Mount Auburn’s landscape has never been static throughout its entire history, and Dave, Craig, and Claude reflect on the parts they played in its continued evolution, always with the goal of elevating this beloved site to new levels.

Wednesday, March 24, 5:00 p.m.: Mount Auburn’s 25 Years of Habitat Restoration

Panelists: Dave Barnett, Dennis Collins (Horticultural Curator), Paul Kwiatkowski (Director of Urban Ecology & Sustainability), and Joe Martinez (consulting scientist)

Moderator: Frank Reece (Trustee)

Beer: Turtle Swamp Brewing (Jamaica Plain, MA) – Serendipitous Pale Ale

From rethinking what we plant where, to reintroducing native amphibian species to our site, to researching how to best serve all of the wildlife that calls Mount Auburn home, our staff and consultants have spent decades transforming Mount Auburn into a more sustainable urban habitat. Together with some of his colleagues and consulting scientists, Dave reflects on how they have made this goal a reality – and what comes next.

Wednesday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.: Preserving Mount Auburn’s Cultural Landscape

Panelists: Dave Barnett, Meg Winslow (Curator of Historical Collections & Archives), and Gus Fraser (Vice President of Preservation and Facilities)

Moderator: Bree Harvey (Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services)

Beer: Lord Hobo Brewing (Woburn) – Angelica Hazy IPA

When you hear the words “historic landscape,” do you gravitate towards one word more than the other? How do you manage both equally? And how do historic preservation and landscape work together at Mount Auburn? Dave and a team of his longtime staff colleagues discuss how these questions have informed so many of the projects they have worked on together.

Sponsored by Magnolia Wine Company. Bring your ticket purchase confirmation to their store at 130 Belmont St., Watertown, MA to pick up your complimentary Mount Auburn pint glass (up to 2 per household). You may also purchase the featured craft beer for each event – personally selected by Dave! Also available for curbside and home delivery – please contact the store at 617-924-6040 or visit their website at www.magnoliawinecompany.com.

(Note: all beverage types are welcome during these happy hour events!)

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