Mount Auburn Book Club: Hospital Sketches
First published in 1863, Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott was dedicated to Hannah Stevenson (buried on Yarrow Path), a friend who had helped Alcott secure her position as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. May 6 – 12 is National Nurses Week.
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 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.