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June 2016
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Introduction to Mindful Walking
Sunday, June 12th at 2PM

Walking meditation is one of the most accessible ways to start a Mindfulness practice, and the tranquility of Mount Auburn Cemetery is an ideal location for seasonal contemplation. 

Please join us for an introduction to Mindfulness with Alysia Linsenmayer (LICSW, RYT-300)clinical social worker and yoga teacher,  followed by an opportunity to practice Mindful Walking. 

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 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
by Al Parker
Late Migrants & Breeding Birds
Wednesday, June 8th at 8AM

It is hard to believe that Mount Auburn Cemetery's migrant birds arrived a month ago and now have a family! 

Join Jeremiah Trimble, Curatorial Associate, Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology to look for young birds that have recently fledged and those still in the nest.  

Limited registration. 
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Early Risers Horticulture Club
Fridays, June 3rd & 17th at 7AM

Join us for this free morning excursion to discover what's in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all.    
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Eternally Green: The Man Who Walked More Than a Little

Watertown resident Arthur DerBoghosian is a regular walker at Mount Auburn who has developed many friendships with staff here over the last 30 years. I n this installment of "Eternally Green,"  Paul Kwiatkowski  sits down with him...
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Tales from the Archives -  Annual Cambridge Open Archives  
Wednesday, June 22nd at 6PM

The 8th Annual Cambridge Open Archives event takes place 6/13- 6/22, with twelve Cambridge repositories opening up their archives to the public.
 
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Horticultural Highlight:  Cladrastis kentukea, Yellowwood

In early-to mid-June, Mount Auburn Cemetery's picturesque landscape is elegantly enhanced by a dozen Cladrastis kentukea, Yellowwood. 

This flowering tree is one of our nation's alluring arboreal attractions. In bloom, the white, fragrant flowers occur in long panicles...  read more
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Erric Solomon
Radical Happiness 
Sunday, June 26th at 3PM

Everyone wants to be happy and live a meaningful life, yet the way we usually go about it can only bring a very temporary happiness at best and, at worst, leads to extreme dissatisfaction and suffering. 

By making a slight but radical shift in the way we live, a subtle sense of well-being is within reach. Radical Happiness is a sense of well-being that one can always access - regardless of circumstance.

Join Erric Solomon for this unique event at Mount Auburn.  
Register today!

Brought to you in partnership with Rigpa Boston, the Boston meeting of Rigpa Fellowship - an international network of Buddhist meditation centers and groups under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche.  For more information email info@rigpaboston.org
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W.H. Carey's monument 
History Highlight: Cenotaphs at Mount Auburn Cemetery 

A monument commemorating someone whose remains are located elsewhere is called a Cenotaph. Oftentimes cenotaphs commemorate people who died in battle or as a young child or who might have passed away before the founding of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Sometimes an inscription is forthright and explains that the person being commemorated is not buried at Mount Auburn, as is the case for W.H. Carey's monument, pictured to the left. Whereas in other instances, there is no indication that the person is not actually...  more

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Lot #280 Orange Path
Person of the Month: 
Frances Sargent Osgood (1811-1850)

Poet Frances Sargent Osgood was b orn in Boston on June 18, 1811 and by 15 years of age,  was contributing written work to Lydia Maria Child's Juvenile Miscellany

While still in her twenties, Frances published  several volumes of verse and began an intense correspondence with fellow poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe.

Sadly, Osgood died of tuberculosis in 1850 at the age of 38. She is buried  in Lot #280 Orange Path here at Mount Auburn. 

Frances Sargent Osgood, Maria White Lowell, and Julia Ward Howe are just a few of the female poets buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.   Read more...
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Beyond Our Gates: Events of Interest to the Community


Monday, June 6, 5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Talk
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street 02215

$20; no charge for MHS fellows and members
masshist.org

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Watercolors by Julie Zickefoose
April 30-September 18, 2016
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
963 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

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Thursday, June 30, 6:30 PM
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Literary Historian Rob Velella joins us to tell the story of how Longfellow's popularity and business acumen made him a millionaire. 
Please call (617)876-4491 or email reservationsat105@gmail.com to sign up!

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The National Park Service turns 100 this year! 
Celebrate by visiting  
National Historic Site 

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