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580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

September 2021

Members Week: Virtual Studio Visit with Zhonghe (Elena) Li

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Painter and animator Zhonghe (Elena) Li is one of five local artists who received an artist-in-residence grant from the Friends of Mount Auburn in 2021 to produce new works about the Cemetery. Join Elena for a talk about her process, the inspiration she finds at Mount Auburn, and her in-progress project, The Art of Living Together. This is a virtual program hosted via Zoom exclusively for Friends of Mount Auburn members.  Contact Peter Schlaht, Annual Giving Manager, at pschlaht@mountauburn.org with questions…

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Members Week: Maintaining Asa Gray Garden with Steph Almasi

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Mount Auburn's Gardening Supervisor, Steph Almasi, leads a guided walking tour of Asa Gray Garden, one of the Cemetery's horticultural highlights. Learn how we maintain this popular garden and keep it full of four-season interest. This is an on-site walking tour exclusively for Friends of Mount Auburn members.  Contact Peter Schlaht, Annual Giving Manager, at pschlaht@mountauburn.org with questions or to register.

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Seek Your Native Bees Walking Tour

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Our native bees in Massachusetts come in a variety of sizes and colors. In this leisurely walk, we'´ll go on a Bee Safari.Our native bees in Massachusetts come in a variety of sizes and colors. In this leisurely walk, we’´ll go on a Bee Safari.There’s more to bees than honeybees! Our native bees in Massachusetts come in a variety of sizes and colors. You’ll see what they look like and where they live. You’ll also see other pollinators and beneficial…

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Members Week: Moonlight Abolitionists – Behind the Script with Patrick Gabridge

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Patrick Gabridge's new play, Moonlight Abolitionists, will be performed at Mount Auburn Sept. 20-22 (tickets sold out). Join Patrick for a talk about the historical figures featured in his play and why he finds the stories of Mount Auburn's notable abolitionists so compelling. This is a virtual program hosted via Zoom exclusively for Friends of Mount Auburn members.  Contact Peter Schlaht, Annual Giving Manager, at pschlaht@mountauburn.org with questions or to register.

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October 2021

Discover Mount Auburn Walking Tour

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for an introductory walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery, America's first garden cemetery.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. Registration required. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility,…

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Donor event: Ornamenting the Landscape

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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In the mid-19th century, family lots at Mount Auburn were often decorated in a similar fashion to one’s home or front yard. In addition to monuments, lots were “ornamented” with cast iron furniture, urns, and even statuary. Between 1830 and 1860, more than 1,700 cast and wrought iron fences were added to our landscape. Most were removed by families before the 1900s, replaced by a new preference for granite curbing, and later, to simplify the landscape. Today, only 62 fences…

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“The Gathering Place”

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$15.00 - $20.00

“The Gathering Place” choreographed by Jennifer LinThe sum of a gathering of spirits, people, plants, and animals within a place – Mount Auburn. Inspired by the landscape and historic figures of Mount Auburn Cemetery, The Gathering Place is a site-specific dance to be performed in Hazel Dell and experienced in the round. The dance abstractly represents and celebrates the lives of historic characters buried at Mount Auburn and examines place, time and environment. Jennifer Lin’s choreography is a blend of…

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Awash in Color: Fall Foliage

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Leaf peeping this fall? There's no better place to do so than Mount Auburn!Experience the beauty of autumn at Mount Auburn during this fall walking tour led by Visitors Services Assistant, Jim Gorman. We will visit some of the more colorful trees in our landscape in addition to looking for plant and shrubs putting out their fall fruits and nuts.Registration required.To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact friends@mountauburn.org or 617-607-1980.Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn…

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“The Gathering Place”

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$15.00 - $20.00

“The Gathering Place” choreographed by Jennifer LinThe sum of a gathering of spirits, people, plants, and animals within a place – Mount Auburn. Inspired by the landscape and historic figures of Mount Auburn Cemetery, The Gathering Place is a site-specific dance to be performed in Hazel Dell and experienced in the round. The dance abstractly represents and celebrates the lives of historic characters buried at Mount Auburn and examines place, time and environment. Jennifer Lin’s choreography is a blend of…

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Awash in Color: Fall Foliage

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Leaf peeping this fall? There's no better place to do so than Mount Auburn!Experience the beauty of autumn at Mount Auburn during this fall walking tour led by Visitors Services Assistant, Jim Gorman. We will visit some of the more colorful trees in our landscape in addition to looking for plant and shrubs putting out their fall fruits and nuts.Registration required.To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact friends@mountauburn.org or 617-607-1980.Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn…

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November 2021

Fall Bulb Planting

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Plant the bulbs for next year's spring!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. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact friends@mountauburn.org or 617-607-1980.Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public…

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Discover Mount Auburn Walking Tour

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for an introductory walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery, America's first garden cemetery.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. Registration required. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility,…

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December 2021

Discover Mount Auburn Walking Tour

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for an introductory walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery, America's first garden cemetery.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. Registration required. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility,…

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