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The 9th Annual Cambridge Open Archives June 19-22 
"Living and Dying in Cambridge"

This year, seven archives and collecting institutions in Cambridge will open their doors to the public to showcase some of their most interesting materials... 

Events are FREE but registration is required

Satigatha at Story Chapel
Sunday, 6/4 at 4PM

Satigatha, "mindful song" is a blend of folk and Buddhist-oriented music dedicated to opening the heart of devotion through chant. Satigatha consists of Harvard Divinity School graduates.   Register today!

Late Migrants & Breeding Birds Walk
Wednesday, June 7 at 8AM

It's hard to believe that Mount Auburn's migrants arrived just a month ago and they now have a family. 

Join Jeremiah Trimble, Curatorial Associate, Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology to look for young that have recently fledged and those still in the nest.  We will also search for late migrants...  more


Mount Auburn's New Mobile App 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile app!  Starting this spring, you can explore the many facets of Mount Auburn using your own mobile device.

Download the app for free from GooglePlay or iTunes to access the same points of interest and tours currently available in our printed maps and guides.


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Early Risers Horticulture Club
Fridays 6/9 & 6/16 at 7AM

Join us for these one hour morning walks to discover what's in bloom and other items of horticulture interest. From early bulbs to flowering trees, we will try to catch them all!

Mindful Walking 
Sunday 6/11 at 2PM

Walking meditation is one of the most accessible ways to start a Mindfulness practice.  
Join us for this Intro to Mindfulness, with Alysia Linsenmayer from  Artemis Yoga in Watertown.

The House at Lobster Cove
Tuesday, 6/13 at 6PM

Author talk with Jane Goodrich.  
Using characters, letters and events from history, Jane Goodrich's first novel, The House at Lobster Cove, is part family saga and part love story. 

The protagonist, George Nixon Black, is buried at Mount Auburn on Eagle Avenue.  Join the author in Story Chapel for a talk about the history and house that inspired the book.


The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Partnership That Defined a Presidency  
Tuesday, 6/20 at 6PM

Author Kathryn Smith has written the first biography of Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, often considered the first female presidential chief of staff.

Join us in Story Chapel to learn the story of a misrepresented, mischaracterized, but powerful and intelligent woman. 

Missy LeHand is buried on Central Avenue in Mount Auburn Cemetery.  


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Make Music Boston
Wednesday, 6/21 at 5PM

Join us at for a celebration of Make Music Day!  Two site-inspired ensemble pieces, each paired with one of Mount Auburn's bodies of water will take place.

Make Music Boston is the local iteration of a celebration that takes place around the world in June.  
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Dances of the Spirit: 
The Works of Isadora Duncan
Saturday, 6/24 at 2PM

Isadora Duncan created a series of mourning dances following the accidental deaths of her children. Dances by Isadora will perform the dances in Hazel Dell. 
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Eternally Green: Spotted Salamander Emergence

The amount of rainfall this Spring was the most in recent years and Mount Auburn's spotted salamanders appeared to be pleased with it. Over twenty males and three females were observed on land and... read more

Portland Sandstone: A Flawed Local Favorite

The gravesite of Lucy Orne and J. Ingersoll Bowditch is marked by a table tomb of  Portland Sandstone. Sadly, p arts of the 
pillars that uphold the memorial slab have dissolved, flaking onto the ground.   Learn more...

Horticulture Highlight: Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa
One small tree enhancing our landscape during both spring and early summer is the Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa

Each dogwood flower is composed of four, taper-pointed, one-to-two-inch-long, bracts, which last far longer than true petals. The reproductive flowers are an inconspicuous, yellowish-green, located in the center of the bracts. Kousa dogwood, have traditionally been included in the genus Cornus, which includes 30-60 species, a taxonomy...  read more

Person of the Month: John Bartlett (1820-1905)
Educated in Plymouth's public school system, John Bartlett began working at the Cambridge University Book Store at the age of 16, where his love of books became evident. He was so knowledgeable about the contents of the books within the bookstore that customers seeking help were often referred to "ask John Bartlett" by the store's other employees.

Familiar Quotations, originally published in 1855, grew out of a need to organize references, quotes, and passages that interested  Bartlett. Nine editions were published  ... more

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Beyond Our Gates: Events of Interest to the Community


The 9th Annual Cambridge Open Archives Presents:
"Living and Dying in Cambridge"
June 19-22, 2017



NPS Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters have planned a year of exciting programming highlighting  Frances Appleton Longfellow!

On Reading Fanny
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 PM 
meet in the Carriage House (RSVP Required)
Ranger Anna Christie moderates a panel conversation of volunteers 
and staff who have been reading Fanny's letters and journals. 

Plein Air Drawing Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2 PM, 
meet in the Longfellow Carriage House (RSVP Required)
Join Jim Chisholm of Endicott College for a workshop on drawing 
outside, inspired by Fanny's landscape sketches. 


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Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
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