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Mount Auburn Book Club: Voice for the Mad

Start:
October 10, 2013 @ 11:00 am
End:
October 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Address:
580 Mount Auburn Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Although best known for her work on behalf of the “insane,” Dorothea Dix was also Superintendent of Nurses during the Civil War. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the War Department’s Order no. 351 that gave Dix permission to appoint female nurses, we will read the biography of her life: Voice for the Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix (1995) by David Gollaher.

Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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