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January 2018
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Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, January 20th 2018

Mount Auburn is sponsoring another electronics recycling day!

Bring items to Mount Auburn's service yard at 24 Cottage Street, Watertown, between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be a charge for TVs, CRTs and flat screen monitors.  Please b ring cash if you plan to drop off those items. 


Introducing our  new Artist-in-Residence

We are excited to introduce Mount Auburn's new Artist-in-Residence, award-winning playwright and author Patrick Gabridge

His past work includes plays  Blood on the Snow, Fire on Earth, and ... 

Ruggiero Trust Funds Expansion of Consecration Dell Restoration

We are pleased to announce that the A. J. & M. D. Ruggiero Memorial Trust has awarded a grant to the Friends to support a new phase of habitat restoration... learn more

Winter Birding at Mount Auburn

Winter is an ideal time to get familiar with the year-round birds of Mount Auburn and chance to see and hear them without the distractions of migrants or foliage. 

Join us for a Winter Bird Walk!

Horticulture Highlight:  Korean Pine, Pinus koraiensis

Let's begin this new year with something positive from Korea and Russia. 

Pinus are the most diverse genus of conifers, and with two dozen species growing within Mount Auburn, herein we profile the Pinus koraiensis, one of the...  read more

Photo by Al Parker
Eternally Green: Cemetery Security Team Win Green Award

The Mount Auburn Cemetery Green Team Prize acknowledges staff working together on projects which incorporate sustainability into their work.  This year the winning team was our Security Crew: Willie Torres, Alberto Parker, Andrew Rotch, and Jim Hynes.

The Security Team regularly respond to safety issues, as well as performing daily observational rounds to protect monuments, floral tributes, garden spaces, and wildlife.  Additionally, they work as w ildlife photographers, e ducational guides, b iodiversity research assistants and general s tewardship ambassadors.

Person of the Month: Lemuel Shaw 

Once considered one of the most influential state judges, Lemuel Shaw  began his life-long career studying law in 1801 under David Everett, an established New England newspaper editor. 

Shaw  was later admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Boston where he  eventually assumed Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court (serving from 1830 - 1860. There are a good number of cases on Shaw's court that continue to stand out. One of these...  more

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Beyond Our Gates: Events of Interest to the Community

Registration required

Pre-talk reception at 5:30PM
with Martha McNamara, Wellesley University, 
and Karan Sheldon, Northeast Historic Film
$10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members)

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
tel: 617-547-7105 

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