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Watertown, MA 02138 United States

April 2012

Spring has Sprung

April 15, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

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 Jim Gorman for a walk of selected horticultural highlights.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Understanding Cremation

April 21, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us for this informative talk in Story Chapel where Walter L. Morrison, Jr. will answer your questions about cremation procedures and costs. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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The Undiscovered Country: Shakespeare and Mount Auburn

April 22, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join Susan Zawalich for a walk to commemorate the 448th birthday of The Bard of Avon. Between visits to the gravesites of Shakespearian actors Edwin Booth, Charlotte Cushman, and others, we will seek out some of the monuments bearing the inscriptions of his memorable works. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Futura String Quartet

April 22, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us in Story Chapel for an afternoon of music. New England Conservatory honors string ensemble Futura String Quartet will perform Mozart's Quartet No. 14 in G Major, op. 387 and Beethoven op. 127. Founded at the New England Conservatory in September of 2010 and currently an NEC Honors Ensemble, the Futura String Quartet was recognized early on as a promising young ensemble. Since being founded, the group has performed in NEC’s Jordan Hall multiple times, as part of its Chamber…

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Spring Migrants (Stymeist) FULL

April 25, 2012 @ 2:45 am - 4:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Trimble)

April 26, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Parker)

April 27, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Varies

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Parker)

April 27, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Mathewson)

April 28, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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The Technologists: An Author Talk

April 28, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us in Story Chapel for this special event with author Matthew Pearl. The New York Times bestselling author will discuss his newest novel, The Technologists, a thriller centered around the first graduating class of M.I.T. Following a reading and Q & A with the author, we will take a walk through the Cemetery to visit the graves of some of those now buried at Mount Auburn who played an important role in the history of M.I.T. Books will be…

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All Aboard for the Titanic!

April 29, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

One hundred years ago, on April 15th, the Titanic, the grandest passenger liner in the world, sank after hitting an iceberg. About 1500 people died, and 700 survived. Join Ted Zalewski to hear the unforgettable story once again. Did you know that two victims and five survivors of this worldwide tragedy are buried at Mount Auburn? Following a presentation in Story Chapel, we will visit the gravesite of a Titanic survivor. Funding for programs has been provided in part by…

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Bird Photography Workshop

April 30, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Photograph by Brooks Mathewson http://www.AvianArtImages.com Avian photography is a wonderful way to enhance our experiences studying and observing birds. In this three-session workshop with Brooks Mathewson we will discuss the basics of bird photography in the classroom (Story Chapel), put to practice these concepts in the field, and then analyze our work. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own equipment. Limited enrollment. Preregistration required. Please note that this ticket covers the fee for all three sessions of the workshop: the…

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May 2012

Spring Migrants (Mathewson)

May 1, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Stymeist)

May 2, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome.  Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Mathewson)

May 3, 2012 @ 2:45 am - 4:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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A Time for Wonder and Observation

May 3, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

For over 30 years Clare Walker Leslie has been wandering, recording, and observing here at Mount Auburn and she still finds the magic of the place enticing. We will find ways to listen, write, observe, and reflect on the experience of being in Mount Auburn - a place that has differing and important meanings for each of us. Have you recently lost a loved one? Do you come here for the quiet away from the city's rush? Do you come…

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Spring Migrants (Parker)

May 4, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Varies

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Parker)

May 4, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Find out more »

Spring Migrants (Mathewson)

May 8, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Varies

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Mathewson)

May 10, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Varies

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome.  Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Migrants (Parker)

May 11, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Varies

Join us for a spring bird walk searching for both migrant and breeding birds. Bring your binoculars and field guides. All skill levels welcome. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Spring Has Sprung

May 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $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 Jim Gorman for a walk of selected horticultural highlights.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Art in the Garden Cemetery

May 23, 2012 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Join Mount Auburn's Curator of Historical Collections, Meg L. Winslow, for a walking tour of funerary sculpture set within the horticultural beauty of Mount Auburn's landscaped setting. We will look at works of fine art by the first generation of American sculptors as well as several examples of vernacular art by unknown carvers.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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June 2012

CANCELED: Summer Twilight Stroll

June 4, 2012 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Join us for a casual twilight stroll through Mount Auburn as the full moon rises into the night sky. We will enjoy this breathtaking landscape bathed in the day's last light without any formal agenda. Walks will begin approximately thirty minutes before sunset and will conclude in the light of the full moon as we make our way back the entrance.     Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Cultural Symbolism of European Trees

June 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

There is something innately nurturing, or beautiful, about trees. Trees and forests played an important role in the spiritual life of pre-Christian Europe. The Norse, Slavs, Romans, Greeks, and other cultures placed great symbolism on trees which will be explored on this walk with Jim Gorman.   Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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August 2018

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

August 3, 2018 @ 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 2018

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

September 7, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

October 5, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

November 2, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

December 7, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

January 4, 2019 @ 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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February 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

February 1, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

March 1, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

April 5, 2019 @ 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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Taylor Talks History: A Discussion of Harriet Jacobs

April 30, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

June 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

September 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

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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November 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

November 1, 2019 @ 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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Nature Sketching Workshops

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Want to learn some very basic ways for drawing the nature you know and love here in Mount Auburn?  Join illustrator Clare Walker Leslie in any or all of these 4 Sunday afternoon sessions.  Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults.  Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Meet in Story Chapel. Nov 10 | Drawing Local Birds Dec 8 | Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians & More Feb 9 | Drawing Winter Trees Mar 8 |…

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December 2019

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

December 6, 2019 @ 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 offered to…

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Nature Sketching Workshops

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Want to learn some very basic ways for drawing the nature you know and love here in Mount Auburn?  Join illustrator Clare Walker Leslie in any or all of these 4 Sunday afternoon sessions.  Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults.  Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Meet in Story Chapel.Nov 10 | Drawing Local BirdsDec 8 | Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians & MoreFeb 9 | Drawing Winter TreesMar 8 | Drawing Little LandscapesExperience a…

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Candle Lighting Service

December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Our annual Candle Lighting Service, held each December, provides the opportunity to remember all of the loved ones no longer with us.  Join us in Story Chapel for this seasonal program of words and music.  During the service, you will have the opportunity to light a candle in honor of someone you wish to remember.Weather permitting, we will place the lighted candles in nearby Asa Gray Garden at the conclusion of the event.Candles will be sold at the program but…

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February 2020

What Is A Natural Burial?

February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States
Free

Natural or ‘green’ burial – which requires that everything going into the grave is biodegradable – has been officially offered at Mount Auburn Cemetery since 2014, but is really a return to older traditions.  Learn about Natural Burial locations and options at Mount Auburn with Regina Harrison, Executive Assistant & Sales Coordinator.  Find out more about shrouds and other biodegradable containers, types of memorialization allowed, working with or without a funeral director to plan a natural burial and what paperwork…

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First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

February 7, 2020 @ 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 offered to…

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Nature Sketching Workshops

February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Want to learn some very basic ways for drawing the nature you know and love here in Mount Auburn?  Join illustrator Clare Walker Leslie in any or all of these 4 Sunday afternoon sessions.  Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults.  Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Meet in Story Chapel.Nov 10 | Drawing Local BirdsDec 8 | Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians & MoreFeb 9 | Drawing Winter TreesMar 8 | Drawing Little LandscapesExperience a…

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March 2020

First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

March 6, 2020 @ 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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Nature Sketching Workshops

March 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

Want to learn some very basic ways for drawing the nature you know and love here in Mount Auburn?  Join illustrator Clare Walker Leslie in any or all of these 4 Sunday afternoon sessions.  Appropriate for ages 10 and up, teens and adults.  Bring your own paper, pencils and/or colored pencils.  Meet in Story Chapel. Nov 10 | Drawing Local Birds Dec 8 | Drawing Mount Auburn’s Mammals, Amphibians & More Feb 9 | Drawing Winter Trees Mar 8 |…

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May 2020

CANCELED: First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

May 1, 2020 @ 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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June 2020

CANCELED: First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

June 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Story Chapel Visitor Center, Central Ave
Watertown, MA 02138 United States

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 2020

CANCELED: First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days

September 4, 2020 @ 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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