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Friends of Mount Auburn

http://www.mountauburn.org

January 2019

*CANCELED* Winter Bird Walks

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

 Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this event. We do hope you will join us in February for the next Winter Bird Walk.  Winter is an ideal time to get familiar with the year-round resident birds of Mount Auburn. If you are a beginner birder this walk with Visitors Services Assistant & Security Guard Al Parker will help you to learn the common birds of this area without the distractions of the migrating birds or the foliage on…

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Lunch Lecture Series: A Modern Vision for an Historic Cemetery

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join us for this free series of lunch-time talks. Bring your lunch for these hour-long presentations, coffee and tea provided.  Thursday, January 24, Noon Hazel Path “How much longer will Mount Auburn be able to sell burial space?” Jim Holman, Director of Cemetery Development and Bree Harvey, Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services, will share the thinking behind and transformation of our newest interment space in the heart of Mount Auburn, Hazel Path.  Balancing both client needs as well as habitat…

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Electronic Recycling Collection

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Preservation Services Building (PSB), 24 Cottage Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

Bring your old electronics over to Mount Auburn's Preservation Services Building to recycle!  Recycling Services provided by Northeast Material Handling, Inc., Haverhill, MA Accepted Items: Phones, Cells Phones Printers Batteries PC’s, Towers Copiers, Fax Machines Printers, Scanners Switches Microwaves Light Fixtures Electrical Equipment Laptops Hard drives – no charge for destruction Modems, Routers, Switch Gear Radios Chargers AC Units Scrap Metals, Pipe Battery Operated Tools Wire Chargable Items:  CRT & Flat Screen Monitors $15 each TVs $30 each Home Stereo Spkrs…

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February 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be…

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Discover Mount Auburn

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
580 Mt Auburn St, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Mount Auburn, designated a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s most significant designed landscapes.  Here the arts of horticulture, architecture and sculpture combine with the beauty of nature to create a place of comfort and inspiration. This 1.5-mile walking tour will focus on stories of history, monuments, and the lives of those buried here.   Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by joining the Friends…

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Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Satigata, or “progressing into mindfulness,” is a musical exploration into opening the heart to transformation, devotion and  wisdom through Buddhist and yogic songs and chanting. With its roots in the Buddhist community at Harvard Divinity School, Satigata is a unique combination of modern folk-rock, hand drums, flute, Tibetan singing bowls and bells, and both traditional Buddhist mantra and original chanting compositions. Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.  Free. http://www.Satigata.com Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all…

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Nature Sketching with Clare Walker Leslie

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults. Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Clare will have extra to share, plus several of her popular Drawing Nature books for sale.  Meet in Story Chapel but also dress to go outdoors.  Registration Required.  For more info on Clare: http://www.clarewalkerleslie.com. Nov 18 | Drawing Local Birds   Dec 9 | Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians and More   Feb 10 | Drawing Winter Trees   March 10 | Drawing Little Landscapes…

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Mount Auburn Book Club: Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton by Josi S. Kilpack

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

For Valentine’s Day we will discuss the historical fiction novel, Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton by Josi S. Kilpack (2016). As part of romance series based on the actual courtships of renowned writers, artists and musicians, this book recounts the well-known tale of Henry and Fanny’s love story.  The Longfellows are buried at Mount Auburn on Indian Ridge Path. Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of…

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Winter Bird Walks

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Winter is an ideal time to get familiar with the year-round resident birds of Mount Auburn. If you are a beginner birder this walk with Visitors Services Assistant & Security Guard Al Parker will help you to learn the common birds of this area without the distractions of the migrating birds or the foliage on the trees. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Pre-registration required. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts…

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Longfellow Birthday Celebration

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

A Poetic Brotherhood: Henry and Sam Longfellow One of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s silent partners in his life and work was his younger brother, Samuel. A devoted uncle, Sam helped raise the children after the death of Henry’s wife Fanny; he served as his brother’s secretary, curator, and first biographer. Yet Sam’s own accomplishments have been overshadowed by his supporting role at Craigie House. A Harvard-trained minister, Sam was one of the foremost hymn editors and authors of his time, producing highly imaginative…

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Lunch Lecture Series: A Modern Vision for an Historic Cemetery

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join us for this free series of lunch-time talks. Bring your lunch for these hour-long presentations, coffee and tea provided.  Thursday, January 24, Noon Hazel Path “How much longer will Mount Auburn be able to sell burial space?” Jim Holman, Director of Cemetery Development and Bree Harvey, Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services, will share the thinking behind and transformation of our newest interment space in the heart of Mount Auburn, Hazel Path.  Balancing both client needs as well as habitat…

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March 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be…

Find out more »

Discover Mount Auburn

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
580 Mt Auburn St, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Mount Auburn, designated a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s most significant designed landscapes.  Here the arts of horticulture, architecture and sculpture combine with the beauty of nature to create a place of comfort and inspiration. This 1.5-mile walking tour will focus on stories of history, monuments, and the lives of those buried here.   Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by joining the Friends…

Find out more »

Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Satigata, or “progressing into mindfulness,” is a musical exploration into opening the heart to transformation, devotion and  wisdom through Buddhist and yogic songs and chanting. With its roots in the Buddhist community at Harvard Divinity School, Satigata is a unique combination of modern folk-rock, hand drums, flute, Tibetan singing bowls and bells, and both traditional Buddhist mantra and original chanting compositions. Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.  Free. http://www.Satigata.com Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all…

Find out more »

Nature Sketching with Clare Walker Leslie

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults. Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Clare will have extra to share, plus several of her popular Drawing Nature books for sale.  Meet in Story Chapel but also dress to go outdoors.  Registration Required.  For more info on Clare: http://www.clarewalkerleslie.com. Nov 18 | Drawing Local Birds   Dec 9 | Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians and More   Feb 10 | Drawing Winter Trees   March 10 | Drawing Little Landscapes…

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Mount Auburn Book Club: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (2017) is the inspiring, little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy.  Among the remarkable women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory as calculators, or “human computers, is Williamina Fleming, buried on Maple Ave. 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…

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Winter Bird Walks

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Winter is an ideal time to get familiar with the year-round resident birds of Mount Auburn. If you are a beginner birder this walk with Visitors Services Assistant & Security Guard Al Parker will help you to learn the common birds of this area without the distractions of the migrating birds or the foliage on the trees. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Pre-registration required. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts…

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Winter Tree & Shrub Identification and Signs of Spring

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join Mount Auburn President Dave Barnett as the snow-covered ground gives way to the earliest spring flowers and buds.  We will observe the early signs of spring’s arrival and learn how to identify some of the most interesting trees and shrubs at Mount Auburn by their buds, twig, and bark characteristics. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by joining the Friends of Mount Auburn. Our robust roster of…

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Lunch Lecture Series: A Modern Vision for an Historic Cemetery

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join us for this free series of lunch-time talks. Bring your lunch for these hour-long presentations, coffee and tea provided.  Thursday, January 24, Noon Hazel Path “How much longer will Mount Auburn be able to sell burial space?” Jim Holman, Director of Cemetery Development and Bree Harvey, Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services, will share the thinking behind and transformation of our newest interment space in the heart of Mount Auburn, Hazel Path.  Balancing both client needs as well as habitat…

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Landscape and Memory

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Geographer Yi Fu Tuan tells us that language is an essential feature of place, that naming and storytelling as well as literary and scientific description help define a place’s character and inspires our experience of it. This walk with Volunteer Docent Rosemarie Smurzynski will explore Mount Auburn Cemetery, how it was shaped and continues to be shaped by those who touch it, planners, writers, workers, those buried here and are touched by it. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn…

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Women’s History Walk: Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Mount Auburn Staff and Docents will share the stories of the women who they most admire on this walking tour celebrating Women’s History Month.  The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”  This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to ensure just and…

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