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Watertown, MA 02138 United States

April 2019

Taylor Talks History: A Discussion of Harriet Jacobs

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

A woman named Harriet Jacobs is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Jacobs wrote a scandalous autobiography about her life as a female slave, but her personhood was lost to history and modern scholars popularly believed she was a myth written into literature by a white abolitionist. Scholar Jean Fagan Yellin finally proved that Jacobs was in fact a real woman. How can Jacobs’s story help us today? Join historian and storyteller Desiree Taylor for a presentation of the life and…

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May 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be…

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Author Talk: Micki McElya “The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery”

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

McElya explores the diverse national stories, historic exclusions, and battles for belonging represented in the creation and development of Arlington National Cemetery. Drawn from her book, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery (2016), just released in paperback, she argues that the national cemetery is not just sacred ground, but America’s most representative—it is the literal common ground of the nation and the best place for mending fractured public dialogues. About the Author Micki McElya is…

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American Cemetery Law: A Conversation with Tanya Marsh

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Two men are primarily responsible for inventing American cemetery law: Samuel B. Ruggles and Joseph Story. Joseph Story was the first president of Mount Auburn Cemetery and is buried on Narcissus path. Join author and law professor, Tanya Marsh for this talk in Story Chapel and learn about how American cemetery law is unique and the role that Joseph Story and Mount Auburn played in its development. About the Speaker Tanya Marsh is a Professor at Wake Forest University School…

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June 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be…

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Author Talk: Susan Ware “Why They Marched”

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land. For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. But Susan Ware uncovered a much broader and more diverse story waiting to be told. Why They Marched is a…

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August 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be…

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September 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be…

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