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580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

April 2019

Spring Migrants

April 24 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Spring Migrants

April 25 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Spring Migrants

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Spring Has Sprung

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Springtime at Mount Auburn is one of our regions’ truly ineffable experiences. With a cornucopia of flowers enhancing our designed landscape, there is seemingly no view that fails to interest us. Join Visitor Services Assistant Jim Gorman for a walk of selected horticultural highlights. 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 programs each year is made possible through…

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The Undiscovered Country: Shakespeare & Mount Auburn

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

“And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Many monuments at Mount Auburn are adorned with quotations from the great English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, and several theatre actors are among our distinguished residents.  Join Volunteer Docent Susan Zawalich to honor the 455th birthday of The Bard of Avon (actual birthday is April 23) as we visit the gravesites of Edwin Booth, Charlotte Cushman and others, searching out some of the incised quotations, and reciting some of the memorable words…

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Spring Migrants

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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May 2019

Spring Migrants

May 1 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Mount Auburn Preservation Tour & Demonstration

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for an in-depth look inside the workshop of Mount Auburn’s Preservation department where staff will display and discuss the tools and techniques used to maintain Mount Auburn’s diverse monuments and structures. Have a look at projects in progress, mix and apply mortars and patching materials and discuss the proper cleaning of stone. Meet at the Preservation workshop. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events…

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Spring Migrants

May 2 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Early Risers Horticulture Club

May 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. 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 programs each year is made possible through your generous support.…

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Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Satigata, “mindful song” or “chant,” is an exploration into opening the heart to transformation, devotion and the awakening of wisdom through Buddhist and yogic songs and chanting. Accompanied by guitar and drum, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Chris Berlin, Darren Becker, and Andrew Stauffer represent three generations of Master of Divinity graduates from Harvard Divinity School and are fully devoted to transmitting a contemplative spirit to others through their music. Meet in Story…

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Spring Migrants

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Spring Migrants

May 8 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Spring Migrants

May 9 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Mount Auburn Urban Ecosystem Project Showcase

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

For the past two years, Mount Auburn Cemetery has partnered with Lesley University on a series of biodiversity research and education studies throughout our 175-acre urban refuge. Join us for summary presentations by Lesley faculty members on their work at Mount Auburn, including data collection on various species of invertebrates, pollinators, and bats, as well as the development of new educational materials and programs to engage the public and promote STEAM learning. Featuring guided walks (4:00 p.m.), presentations in Bigelow…

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Spring Migrants

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Pushing Up Daisies: Floral Gravestone Symbolism

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Spring is the perfect time of year to stop and smell the roses. Although, you might find that difficult with the ones carved in stone. Join Events and Outreach Coordinator, Corinne Elicone on this evening walking tour to learn all about the different flowers and plants found in Victorian gravestone symbolism. We'll explore the hidden meanings behind these botanic carvings and dive deep into the complex language that is Victorian sentimental symbolism.  Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery…

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Spring Has Sprung

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Springtime at Mount Auburn is one of our regions’ truly ineffable experiences. With a cornucopia of flowers enhancing our designed landscape, there is seemingly no view that fails to interest us. Join Visitor Services Assistant Jim Gorman for a walk of selected horticultural highlights. 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 programs each year is made possible through…

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Memories of Mothers

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for this Mother’s Day stroll with Volunteer Docents Nancy Callan & Susan Zawalich to explore the symbols of motherhood found on monuments while visiting the graves of some notable mothers now buried here.  We will include a visit to the grave of Julia Ward Howe, founder of Mother’s Day for Peace 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…

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Spring Migrants

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Spring Migrants

May 16 @ 6:45 am - 8:15 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Early Risers Horticulture Club

May 17 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. 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 programs each year is made possible through your generous support.…

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Spring Migrants

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Women Who Transformed the Lives of Others

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join Volunteer Docent Rosemarie Smurzynski in this Spring Walk to hear inspiring stories of women buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery whose lives transformed what we believe possible in our own lives.  Among others, we will visit journalist Margaret Fuller, astronomer Williamina Fleming, philosopher Mary Daly and cookbook author Fannie Farmer.   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 programs each year…

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Spring Migrants

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Registration Required. $12, free for members   With Brooks Mathewson Tuesdays at 8 AM April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 Brooks Mathewson, naturalist and photographer   With Bob Stymeist Wednesdays at 6:45 AM April 24, May 1 & 8 Bob Stymeist, bird sightings compiler, "Bird Observer" with Jeremiah Trimble Thursdays at 6:45 AM April 18 & 25, May…

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Early Risers Horticulture Club

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. 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 programs each year is made possible through your generous support.…

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Early Risers Horticulture Club

May 31 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. 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 programs each year is made possible through your generous support.…

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June 2019

“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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A Pride Week Walk through Mount Auburn Cemetery

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Celebrated, scandalous, and unknown: meet some of the fascinating figures of Boston’s LGBT past on a walk led by docent and historian Robin Hazard Ray. We will visit the resting places of Senator Charles Sumner, actress Charlotte Cushman, poet Amy Lowell, and painter George Hawley Hallowell, among others, in recognition of Boston Pride Week 2019. 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…

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Early Risers Horticulture Club

June 7 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. 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 programs each year is made possible through your generous support.…

Find out more »

“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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“The Nature Plays” by Patrick Gabridge

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets are on sale now for The Nature Plays, the first of two series of site-specific plays created by the Cemetery’s first Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge's Mount Auburn Plays will be presented in two sets of 5 unique plays each: The Nature Plays premiere June 1-9, 2019, highlighting stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the…

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Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Contemporary African-American Heritage

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

In honor of Juneteenth, volunteer docent Stephen Pinkerton will lead a walking tour to pay tribute to African-Americans who were buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in the last 50 years. Notables include jazz clarinetist and band leader, Edmond Hall; Dr. Linda Datcher Loury, Tufts University professor and pioneering scholar of social economics; and Yvonne Gregory, poet and co-author of the 1951 We Charge Genocide petition to the UN. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts…

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Unmarked

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Hundreds of people lie buried in unmarked graves at Mount Auburn. Reasons for the lack of grave markers - family feud, religious preference, reversal of fortune - are as intriguing and various as the people themselves. Join Volunteer Docent Robin Hazard Ray on a walk to visit some of these invisible cemetery residents and learn their stories. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by joining…

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July 2019

Author Talk: Richard Smith: “Worthy to be Any Man’s Friend”

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Henry David Thoreau was one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th Century.  And while he isn't buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery,  he was well acquainted with many of the literary and political figures who are.  Join Concord historian Richard Smith for an entertaining look at Henry Thoreau and some of his famous friends. The "Hermit of Walden Pond" wasn't such a hermit after all. Longfellow, Charles Sumner and Margaret Fuller are just some of the notable figures who…

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Extending the Flowering Season

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Adding new plants to the collections at Mount Auburn which flower in late spring or summer is not just about adding color to the landscape. This initiative is also a response to climate change and the general trend of plants flowering earlier and earlier each year. Join Dennis Collins, Horticultural Curator, on this walking tour to learn about this important horticultural initiative. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on…

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Twilight Walking Tour: The Art of Contemporary Commemoration

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Please join Mount Auburn’s Curator of Historical Collections Meg L. Winslow and Director of Cemetery Development Jim Holman for a special walking tour of contemporary commemorative art in the resplendent light of a late summer afternoon. This tour is recommended if you would like to learn more about the iconography, art, and design of Mount Auburn’s recent memorials. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by…

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September 2019

Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Satigata, “mindful song” or “chant,” is an exploration into opening the heart to transformation, devotion and the awakening of wisdom through Buddhist and yogic songs and chanting. Accompanied by guitar and drum, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Chris Berlin, Darren Becker, and Andrew Stauffer represent three generations of Master of Divinity graduates from Harvard Divinity School and are fully devoted to transmitting a contemplative spirit to others through their music. Meet in Story…

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