January 2016
In This Issue

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Electronics Recycling 
SAT, JAN 23 
11AM - 3PM
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SAVE THE DATE: Electronics Recycling 
Saturday, January 23rd 11AM - 3PM

Mount Auburn Cemetery is sponsoring another electronics recycling day!

Today's consumer electronics such as computers, cell phones, radios, and TVs rely on electronic technology that utilizes many metals and hazardous chemicals, therefore it's important to recycle these items responsibly.

Recycling items prevents hazardous chemicals from being disposed in landfills...  more
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Eternally Green:  Wheelabrator Waste Management Tour

We all may have a clear mental image of a dump or landfill, piled high with unwanted stuff and stinking to high heaven. But a recent tour of a Saugus waste management facility and landfill called Wheelabrator, was... 
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Horticultural Highlight: London Planetree 

London Plane
Platanus x acerifolia
London Planetree is a hybrid that has proven to be more urban tolerant than either of its parents. Named for the first city where it was extensively planted, its earliest origins are not precisely scientifically documented, however it is believed to have been...  read more
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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Al Parker
Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, January 9th at 8AM

Winter is an ideal time to get familiar with the birds of Mount Auburn - see and hear the birds of the area without the distractions of migrants or foliage on the trees.   Join us for a winter bird walk!   Pre-registration required .
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Binney Conservation Video Series

Last year we announced the completion of the conservation of the Amos Binney monument, a 19th-century memorial carved by Thomas Crawford in 1847. 
Watch a series of videos by  Roberto Mighty documenting the entire project from start to finish! 

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Person of the Month:  Theodore William Richards (1868 - 1928) 

Theodore William Richards was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, earning the award for his accurate determinations of the atomic weights of 25 chemical elements.

Richards is credited with bringing chemical experimentation to a new level of accuracy.
However, when he received the Nobel Prize in 1914 he was unable to attend the ceremony in Sweden due to war...  more
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Consecration Dell
Consecration Dell Projects Grants

The Friends of Mount Auburn has received three grants for a new phase of a long-term habitat restoration initiative designed to support the many species of wildlife that inhabit Consecration Dell, an extraordinary natural resource and woodland in the heart of... learn more
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History Highlight: Administration Building Restored


In 1990 a major rehabilitation of the Administration Building was completed. O riginally designed in 1896 by Willard T. Sears, the building has undergone many changes. Until the 1930s, the executive offices were located in Boston. In 1935 the Cemetery decided to close its downtown offices and...  read more
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Eyes on Owls
Eyes on Owls 
Saturday February 13th 
at 1PM & 3:30PM

Join us for a special presentation by Mark and Marcia Wilson who will introduce us to the owls of New England. Learn the skills to find owls and then meet some up close!   Preregistration required .
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Friends Announce New Publication:

The Art of Commemoration and 
America's First Rural Cemetery:
Mount Auburn's 
Significant Monument Collection

Written by Melissa Banta 
with Meg L. Winslow
Introductory essay by David B. Dearinger
Foreward by Dave Barnett, President and CEO of Mount Auburn Cemetery

The first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in the country, Mount Auburn Cemetery is a virtual... more
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Current Projects at Mount Auburn 

Learn more about current projects happening at the Cemetery today.
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Beyond Our Gates: Events of Interest to the Community


Watertown Community Gardens 
& Peter Del Tredici
Thursday, January 21, at 6:30PM
Watertown Public Library

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The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston


Buckminster Fuller and Robert Creeley 
both buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery 
both affiliated with Black Mountain College

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