Sweet Auburn, Spring 2009
Inside this Issue…
Written by the newly-minted President of Mount Auburn, Dave Barnett.
Commemoration at Mount Auburn: Tradition, Diversity, and New Beginnings by Stephen Anable
Mount Auburn staff members Bob Keller, Jim Holman, Tom Johnson, Sean O’Regan, and Meg Winslow weigh in on commemoration; Anable details the increase in popularity of cremation, the diverse and evolving options for commemoration, and the creation of Birch Gardens as a contemporary space for commemoration.
Now Heard Once More: One Volunteer’s Story by Hilary Hopkins
Hopkins shares her experience as a volunteer working on the Monument Inscriptions Project.
Stone, Time, and Preservation at Mount Auburn
Stories Behind the Stones: “Our Roots and Hearts are in Mount Auburn Cemetery” by Brian A. Sullivan
The story of Phoebe Cutler Greene, Dr. Theodore Chase Green, and their son, Ralph Cutler Greene, exemplifies the sense of home provided to mourners at Mount Auburn.
David P. Barnett, Ph.D. – A Connecticut Yankee in Mount Auburn’s Court by Stephen Anable
A longtime employee of Mount Auburn, David Barnett’s upbringing, personal interests, and career primed him for his recent promotion to President and CEO. His passion for pursuing environmentally-friendly practices ushers in a new era of sustainability at Mount Auburn.
Mount Auburn’s Monuments by Jennifer Johnston
A New Perspective: Sean O’Regan, New Vice President of Cemetery Services
Visitor Kiosk Will Put Mount Auburn “At Your Fingertips” by Bree D. Harvey
The implementation of an interactive visitor kiosk in our Egyptian Revival Gatehouse will allow visitors to access information about the Cemetery’s history, horticulture, wildlife, and notables, even when the Visitors Center and Administration building are closed. The project is funded by the Anthony J. and Mildred D. Ruggiero Memorial Trust.
People & Happenings: Autumn 2008 Festivities; Lights! Camera! Walter!; Ready for My Close-Up by Walter Morrison, Jr.; A Celebration for the Life of I.F. Stone; Celebrate Somerville; Jim Story Retires as Chair of the Board; Bidding Bill Good-Bye
Birds for All Seasons
Ann Roosevelt – Environmentalist, Lover of Mount Auburn – Elected Chair of the Cemetery’s Board of Trustees
New Horticulture and Family Centers Planned for Mount Auburn
Friends Exceeds Fundraising Goal for FY2009
Legacy Giving at Mount Auburn