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Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States

October 2014

Awash in Color: Fall Foliage Tour

October 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Come experience the beauty of autumn and Mount Auburn during these fall walking tours led by Visitor Services Assistant Jim Gorman. We will visit some of the more colorful trees in our landscape in addition to looking for plants and shrubs putting out their fall fruits and nuts. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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November 2014

Discover Mount Auburn – A Walking Tour

November 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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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. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Awash in Color: Fall Foliage Tour

November 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Come experience the beauty of autumn and Mount Auburn during these fall walking tours led by Visitor Services Assistant Jim Gorman. We will visit some of the more colorful trees in our landscape in addition to looking for plants and shrubs putting out their fall fruits and nuts. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War

November 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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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 and visit the monuments of those who sacrificed their lives on the front lines. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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December 2014

Discover Mount Auburn – A Walking Tour

December 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Varies

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. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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January 2015

Discover Mount Auburn – A Walking Tour

January 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Varies

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. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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February 2015

Discover Mount Auburn – A Walking Tour

February 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Varies

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. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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March 2015

Discover Mount Auburn – A Walking Tour

March 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Varies

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. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Winter Tree & Shrub Identification

March 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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And signs of spring. 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. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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October 2017

Keeping Life in Order as You Plan for End of Life Issues

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Free

Join us in Story Chapel for this panel discussion moderated by attorney Rosemary Wilson, Sullivan & Worcester LLP. The conversation will range from the preparation of basic legal documents and increasing support through personal caregivers, to planning for immediate post-death issues such as funeral and burial. Attendees will leave with an end-of-life planning kit for their own use. Come prepared with any and all questions!     Funding for programs has been provided in part by theMassachusetts Cultural Council.

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Family Research Night at Mount Auburn

October 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Free

Learn about the Mount Auburn Cemetery Wildlife action plan and sustainability projects. Explore the unique habitats, learn about plants and wildlife at Mount Auburn, and how you can get involved. Meet Lesley University Bat Researcher Dr. Chris Richardson, and learn how his research is helping New England bat populations. Lesley University Ecologist Dr. David Morimoto will describe the Ecological systems at Mount Auburn and the GIS mapping research. All ages welcome.   Funding for programs has been provided in part…

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An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe | 6:00

October 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Edgar Allan Poe rises for this special appearance at Story Chapel. Literary historian Rob Velella brings Poe to life in a one-man, living history presentation with readings, conversation, and wonderfully dark humor. Poe will be joined by special guest Mount Auburn’s Composer-in-Residence Mary Bichner.     Funding for programs has been provided in part by theMassachusetts Cultural Council.

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November 2017

Family Research Night at Mount Auburn

November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Free

What happens at dusk at Mount Auburn? Learn about the lives and behaviors of the plants and animals that inhabit Mount Auburn Cemetery. Discover the changes in light, temperature and sounds as the sun sets, ushering in the night-time visitors . Hear about the ongoing research projects, and how you can get involved through photography and naturalist training. All ages welcome.     Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Fall Bulb Planting

November 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Free

Get your hands in the soil alongside our gardening staff during our annual fall bulb planting. Bulbs planted in the Cemetery each fall add blooms to Mount Auburn’s early spring season. Bring your work gloves, trowel and lots of energy and enthusiasm. Dress for garden work. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Mount Auburn Book Club: The Bicycle Runner by G. Franco Romagnoli

November 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Free

We will discuss The Bicycle Runner: A Memoir of Love, Loyalty and the Italian Resistance (2009) by G. Franco Romagnoli. It is a coming of age story of growing up in fascist Italy. Romagnoli has a cenotaph on Azalea Wall. 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…

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World War I Remembrance Day

November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Free

Starting a year after official U. S. entry in the Great War in April 1917, the American Expeditionary Force fought just six months from its first major engagement in May 1918 to the end of the war in November 1918, but in that short time amassed over 100,000 battle and other dead and 200,000 wounded.  Join volunteer docent Stephen Pinkerton in a remembrance of Mount Auburn Cemetery’s World War I casualties on the 98th anniversary of Veteran’s Day.  Meet at the…

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An Afternoon with Henry David Thoreau

November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Henry Thoreau was an obsessive observer of Nature. His journal is filled with the ebb and flow of the seasons; temperatures, when the ponds and rivers iced over, storms, bird migration and the Fall foliage all came under his watchful eye. Return to 1860 as Henry Thoreau (portrayed by historian Richard Smith) makes an appearance at Mount Auburn! Mr. Thoreau will read selections from his essay, "Autumnal Tints" and then take questions in a lively and entertaining discussion. This Living…

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Welcome to the Graveyard

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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This 'virtual tour' takes us from colonial burial grounds, through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations. It examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. Prior to the show date, The Gravestone Girls will hit the road and go through the cemeteries in the Cambridge/Watertown area, taking pictures for use in building the presentation with as much…

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December 2017

Nature Sketching with Clare Walker Leslie: Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians and More

December 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Want to learn some very basic ways for drawing the nature you know and love here in Mount Auburn? Join Clare Walker Leslie in any or all of these 3 Sunday afternoon sessions: November 12 | Drawing Local Birds December 10 | Drawing Mount Auburn's Mammals, Amphibians and More March 11 | Drawing Winter Trees and Little Landscapes Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults. Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Clare will have extra to…

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