Lunch Time Lecture: The Story of the Sphinx at Mount Auburn
This spring will mark the end of a four year sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. Join us for this free series of lunch-time talks as we share some of our favorite Civil War stories. All talks will take place in Story Chapel. Bring your lunch for these hour-long presentations, coffee and tea provided.
Carved to commemorate the abolition of slavery and the preservation of the Union after the Civil War, Mount Auburn’s impressive granite Sphinx was placed on top of the hill opposite Bigelow Chapel in 1872. Please join Mount Auburn’s Curator of Historical Collections Meg L. Winslow to learn the fascinating story of this monumental public sculpture and its symbolism.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.