As part of its Strategic Plan, Mount Auburn is currently revitalizing two of its most celebrated landmarks, Asa Gray Garden and Bigelow Chapel. Together these projects are part of a larger initiative to enhance the experience of arriving at and being within Mount Auburn, a place that has served to comfort the bereaved and inspire all who visit since its founding. Independently, each project presents an exciting new chapter in the Cemetery’s history.
The Facilities Manager (FM) oversees the regular maintenance and repair of all Cemetery buildings and infrastructure, including roads and water systems. The FM supervises and coordinates the day to day work of the custodial, facilities maintenance and water system maintenance staff. The FM schedules and oversees contractors performing regular maintenance and repairs to the buildings or infrastructure. The FM works closely with the Vice President of Preservation and Facilities in setting annual goals and establishing the operating budget for maintenance and repair. (more…)
Mount Auburn’s “community of the dead” now totals more than 100,000 people. Among those buried here are some of the men and women who have shaped our local, regional, and national identity: activists, authors, designers, inventors, scientists, and philosophers. Also buried here, in even greater numbers, are those important in our own lives: mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, daughters and sons, mentors and friends. With a new feature on our website, Mount Auburn has enhanced its mission to commemorate the dead using an online tool that celebrates the lives and preserves the memories of all who have come to be buried at the Cemetery. (more…)
Happy National Public Gardens Day!
Mount Auburn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, accredited arboretum and Important Bird Area is open to the public, free of charge, 365 days a year. On the Friday before Mother’s Day we participate in the annual tradition of celebrating public gardens. Join us for a walk and enter our instagram photo contest!
Come to a walking tour!
Trees. They produce oxygen, clean our air of pollutants, provide us shade on a hot day, and mesmerize us with their changing colors and winding branches. It’s hard to express how grateful we are to have over 5,500 trees in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
To enter to win a $25 gift card to Sofra Bakery and Café as well as a Sofra canvas tote bag, Express your love of trees on Instagram and post a selfie with a tree at Mount Auburn Cemetery with the hashtag #MeAndATree. Don’t forget to follow and tag @MountAuburnCemetery’s Instagram account in your post! https://www.instagram.com/mountauburncemetery/
The winner of the contest will be announced on National Public Gardens Day on May 11th!
We are now accepting Floral Tribute orders for Memorial Day 2018.
Our current offerings include potted plants for placement at lots, graves, and outdoor niches and cut flower bouquets for placement at our indoor columbaria.
A few important notes:
Orders for Memorial Day tributes must be placed by May 18th to ensure placement before Memorial Day Weekend.
Tributes will be placed on the grounds the week of May 21st.
Memorial Day tributes will be removed from the grounds the week of June 11th.