“For Country Not For Glory”: Veterans’ Monument Conservation
Over the past six years, Mount Auburn has preserved more than forty monuments honoring veterans. Join Jenny Gilbert (Director of Institutional Advancement) and Greg Ghazil (Preservation Supervisor) on a walking tour that pays tribute to the soldiers, sailors, military doctors, nurses, and musicians who have served our country. Along with telling the stories of each individual memorialized, these monuments are an important funerary art form with their evocative combination of carved words and imagery. Learn how conservation stabilizes the stones, preserves the sculptural work, and ensures the long-term survival of these important cultural artifacts that so beautifully honor and memorialize Massachusetts veterans.
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Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.