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April 2020

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

April 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 virtual 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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Virtual Event: Mount Auburn’s Ice Age Legacy

April 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Boston area was buried under glacial ice for thousands of years, and Mount Auburn’s unique landscape preserves wonderful remnants of this icy past. This presentation by Mount Auburn docent and historian Robin Hazard Ray will explore dramatic glacial landforms—kames, kettle ponds, and an esker—that have been lost to development and mining elsewhere in our area. Please pre-register for this live online event. You will receive an email with details on how to access the event on Zoom. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-event-mount-auburns-ice-age-legacy-tickets-102115736918…

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Virtual Event: Yoga for Grief with Carrie Tyler

April 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Grief is a house where the chairs have forgotten how to hold us, the mirrors how to reflect us, the walls how to contain us..” - Jandy Nelson Grief will touch all of us at some point, whether through the loss of a loved one, a pet, a career, a dream, or the current state of the world during this global pandemic. Unlike other emotions that easily pass through our daily existence, grief has a way of taking hold and…

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June 2020

Virtual Event: The Art of Mourning Jewelry: Special History Event with Metalsmith and Collector Sarah Nehama

June 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Bostonians remembered their deceased loved ones through mourning and sentimental jewelry. Often decorated with skulls and other memento mori images, names of the deceased, and even intricately braided human hair, this fascinating form of art is a window into the history of mourning and memorialization in America. Join us as we host contemporary jeweler and mourning jewelry expert Sarah Nehama, as she explores the history of the art form and its common motifs, and…

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Virtual Tour: A Pride Week Walk through Mount Auburn Cemetery

June 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrated, scandalous, and unknown: meet some of the fascinating figures of Boston’s LGBT past on a walk led by Volunteer Docent Robin Hazard Ray. We will visit the resting places of sculptor Harriet Hosmer, actress Charlotte Cushman, Byzantine scholar Thomas Whittemore, and Gloucester collector Henry Davis Sleeper, among others, in recognition of Boston Pride Week 2020. 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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