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580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

October 2019

African American Legacies

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

2019 marks the 400th year of the institution of slavery in English America.  This walk led by docent, Rosemarie Smurzynski, will explore Mount Auburn’s African American Heritage Trail. We will visit those who resisted this institution, both black and white folk, and brought about equality, justice and agency for African Americans.  Among those we will visit are Ruffin family members, Maria White Lowell and Harriet Jacobs family members. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our…

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Notable Visitors

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Not all of Mount's Auburn's "notables" are residents. King Edward VII of England, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, John Wilkes Booth, Herman Melville, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Denver all visited Mount Auburn as tourists, travelers, or mourners. Join Susan Zawalich on a walk to discuss some of these notable visits.  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…

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Awash In Color: Fall Foliage

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

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. Free for members, $12 for non-members 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.…

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Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$15.00

Autumn is here but don’t fear, growing season far from over! Cultivating your own Oyster Mushrooms might be easier than  you think! Join us at our Greenhouse for an Oyster Mushroom growing workshop, where Kristin Follett will briefly discuss growing methods and various uses of mushrooms before everyone sets up their own Oyster Mushroom culture to take home! Materials and a handout will be provided.  Kristin Follett is the Assistant Greenhouse & Nursery Manager of Mount Auburn Cemetery Experience a…

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November 2019

Awash In Color: Fall Foliage

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

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. Free for members, $12 for non-members 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.…

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Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

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. Led by two Master of Divinity graduates in Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School, Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.…

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“For Country Not For Glory”: Veterans’ Monument Conservation

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Over the past six years, Mount Auburn has preserved more than forty monuments honoring veterans. Join Jenny Gilbert (Director of Institutional Advancement) and Greg Ghazil (Preservation Supervisor) on a walking tour that pays tribute to the soldiers, sailors, military doctors, nurses, and musicians who have served our country. Along with telling the stories of each individual memorialized, these monuments are an important funerary art form with their evocative combination of carved words and imagery. Learn how conservation stabilizes the stones,…

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Fall Bulb Planting

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 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. 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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December 2019

Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

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

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. Led by two Master of Divinity graduates in Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School, Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.…

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January 2020

Angels We Have Heard on High

January 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

In this perennial tour in Mount Auburn’s January landscape we join docent, Rosemarie Smurzynski, spotting angels in the cemetery and exploring the meaning of angel art for monuments which was  especially treasured by the Victorians. 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. Funding for programs has been…

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Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

January 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

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. Led by two Master of Divinity graduates in Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School, Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.…

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Winter Bird Walk

January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

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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Stories From The African-American Heritage Trail

January 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Volunteer Docent Stephen Pinkerton will examine the lives and times of African-Americans buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, who were born into slavery and fled to the North to forge new lives as free citizens. Notables include political/social activists Harriet, John and Louisa Jacobs; elder caregiver Mary Walker; and professional tailor Peter Byus.  Weather permitting, the presentation in Story Chapel will be followed by a short walking tour. Experience a deeper connection…

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February 2020

Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

February 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

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. Led by two Master of Divinity graduates in Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School, Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.…

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Winter Bird Walk

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

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 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us for this annual program in Story Chapel, co-sponsored by the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. Following a talk about Longfellow’s lasting legacy, we’ll enjoy birthday cake and then walk to the Longfellow Lot on Indian Ridge Path for a wreath-laying ceremony. This year’s speaker will be announced as the event date nears. 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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March 2020

Satigata Interactive Music and Chanting

March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

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. Led by two Master of Divinity graduates in Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School, Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, Satigata is inspiring spiritual music with energy, tenderness and a progressive sound. Meet in Story Chapel.…

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Winter Tree & Shrub Identification and Signs of Spring

March 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

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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Art & Artists of Mount Auburn Cemetery

March 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

Mount Auburn Cemetery itself is an internationally recognized model of landscape art in America. In addition, the Cemetery is the final resting place of many artists – painters, musicians, writers, actors, and sculptors -- who have enriched our culture and our nation with their contributions. Join Volunteer Docents Helen Abrams and Susan Zawalich on a walking tour where we will visit some of the beautiful works of art at Mount Auburn and honor some of the artists who are interred here. Experience a deeper…

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Women’s History Walk: “Valiant Women of the Vote”

March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free - $12.00

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 National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.”  The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."  For more on Women’s History Month…

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