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Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

April 2012

Early Risers’ Horticulture Club

April 13, 2012 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join Dennis Collins and Jim Gorman for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticulture interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. Additional Dates: April 27, May 11 & 25, June 8   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War

April 21, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join us for these special "Discover Mount Auburn" tours to explore the Cemetery through the lens of the Civil War. We will share the stories of those buried here with connections to the war, visit the haunting monuments of those who sacrificed their lives on the front lines, and learn about how the war even shaped the history of Mount Auburn. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Early Risers’ Horticulture Club

April 27, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join Dennis Collins and Jim Gorman for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticulture interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. Additional Dates: April 13, May 11 & 25, June 8   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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May 2012

Early Risers’ Horticulture Club

May 11, 2012 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join Dennis Collins and Jim Gorman for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticulture interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. Additional Dates: April 13 & 27, May 25, June 8   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War

May 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Join us for these special "Discover Mount Auburn" tours to explore the Cemetery through the lens of the Civil War. We will share the stories of those buried here with connections to the war, visit the haunting monuments of those who sacrificed their lives on the front lines, and learn about how the war even shaped the history of Mount Auburn. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Early Risers’ Horticulture Club

May 25, 2012 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join Dennis Collins and Jim Gorman for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticulture interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. Additional Dates: April 13 & 27, May 11, June 8   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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June 2012

The “Not So Rich and Famous”

June 13, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Varies

Stories of the Working Class who Built our City Just as the rich and famous were buried at Mount Auburn, so were the "not so rich and famous" - the butchers, bakers, candlestick makers...or in our case, the cigar makers, furriers, midwives, miners, fishermen, clothiers, hatters, and horse carriage conductors. Join Carol Harper and Helen Abrams to investigate the post-Industrial Revolution era and celebrate the lives of the immigrants and others who worked and raised families while building the economies…

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July 2012

Summer Twilight Strolls

July 3, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Join us for a casual twilight stroll through Mount Auburn as the full moon rises into the night sky. We will enjoy this breathtaking landscape bathed in the day's last light without any formal agenda. Walks will begin approximately thirty minutes before sunset and will conclude in the light of the full moon as we make our way back to the Entrance.    Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Language of Place

July 18, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

On this summer evening stroll with Rosemarie Smurzynski, we will experience Mount Auburn Cemetery through our senses and spirits, and see how it was shaped by artists, writers, planners, and workers. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War

July 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Join us for these special "Discover Mount Auburn" tours to explore the Cemetery through the lens of the Civil War. We will share the stories of those buried here with connections to the war, visit the haunting monuments of those who sacrificed their lives on the front lines, and learn about how the war even shaped the history of Mount Auburn. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Chinese Cachet

July 22, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Records of gardens exist in China for well over 2,000 years. Perhaps the earliest Western reference to their plants was from Marco Polo. Subsequent Western descriptions in the 16th through 18th centuries confirmed the incredible diversity of Chinese flora (35,000 species of vascular plants). During this walk, Jim Gorman will present some of the floral celebrities of China growing at Mount Auburn. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Summer Blooming Trees & Shrubs

July 25, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Enjoy an early evening walk with Dave Barnett to observe the ornamental trees and shrubs that show off their flowers in late July. Learn about the many plants available that provide summer beauty and interest. The culture and use of these plants in your home garden will be discussed. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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August 2012

POSTPONED: Summer Twilight Stroll

August 1, 2012 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

NOTE: This program has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date will be announced shortly. If you have any questions, please contact the Friends of Mount Auburn at friends@mountauburn.org. Join us for a casual twilight stroll through Mount Auburn as the full moon rises into the night sky. We will enjoy this breathtaking landscape bathed in the day's last light without any formal agenda. Walks will begin approximately thirty minutes before sunset and will conclude in the light…

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Designing Mount Auburn

August 8, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Have you ever wondered who designed Mount Auburn Cemetery?  Who were the remarkable Bostonians who shaped this new garden cemetery? If it wasn’t Frederick Law Olmsted (who was age 9 in 1831) who was it? Regarded as a significant innovation in American landscape design, Mount Auburn is the country’s first designed landscape open to the public and a National Historic Landmark. Join Curator Meg L. Winslow for a late-afternoon walking tour through the Cemetery’s beautiful landscape and learn about the…

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Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War

August 18, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Join us for these special "Discover Mount Auburn" tours to explore the Cemetery through the lens of the Civil War. We will share the stories of those buried here with connections to the war, visit the haunting moments of those who sacrificed their lives on the front lines, and learn about how the war even shaped the history of Mount Auburn. As part of the Massachusetts Botanical Gardens Reciprocal Membership week offer, this event is free for members of the…

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Sketching Trees

August 19, 2012 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

Explore the amazing variety of tree forms using pencil and paper. We'll focus on capturing the shapes and volume of trunks and branches, and techniques for drawing foliage using a variety of markings to build up tonal areas and describe leaf character. Led by Erica Beade. All skill levels are welcome. As part of the Massachusetts Botanical Gardens Reciprocal Membership week offer, this event is free for members of the Friends of Mount Auburn as well as the members of…

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Plants from the Bible

August 26, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

We can identify plants known with either certainty or probability to having been grown in Biblical times. Here at Mount Auburn we can find some of these plants and other close relatives of those mentioned in the Scriptures. Join Jim Gorman for this walking recollection of the Holy Land. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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September 2012

Japanese Jewels

September 9, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Japanese gardeners have been selecting from their local flora for at least a millenium and a half. Japanese botanists count more than 5,600 indigenous species of flowering plants and ferns, many of these being endemic (found nowhere else). This walk with Jim Gorman will feature some of the connoisseurs' choices that we also have planted throughout our landscape.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Fall Migration Walk

September 13, 2012 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Mount Auburn is a migration stopover in the fall, too. The trouble is the birds don't sing and the foliage is still lush so we have to work a little harder to find them. Join Bob Stymeist for this walk to enjoy the passerine migration in full swing. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War

September 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Join us for these special "Discover Mount Auburn" tours to explore the Cemetery through the lens of the Civil War. We will share the stories of those buried here with connections to the war, visit the haunting monuments of those who sacrificed their lives on the front lines, and learn about how the war even shaped the history of Mount Auburn. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner and Her Circle

September 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) amassed a world-class art collection and founded the museum bearing her name. This walking tour, led by Robin Hazard Ray (a Mount Auburn Docent and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Volunteer), will visit Gardner's family mauseoleum and the burial places of many of the dynamic personalities in her circle of acquaintance, including Julia Ward Howe, Henry Lee Higginson, and Charles Eliot Norton. Along the way, we'll explore the life, times, and mind of this dynamic Bostonian. Funding…

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Ornamental Grasses

September 23, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Egyptian Revival Gateway, Elm Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

There are numerous varieties of ornamental grasses throughout the Cemetery. These come in a wide variety of size, form, texture, and overall color. In addition to adding beauty, they help perpetuate a more sustainable landscape. Join Jim Gorman for this walk, and take home a few ideas for your own garden. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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