March is Women’s History Month

March 8, 2017

Join us for one of these public programs celebrating Women’s History Month.

Thursday, March 9, 10 AM
Mount Auburn Book Club: The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
We will read The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter.  It is the first biography to reveal Julia Ward Howe—the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic—as a feminist pioneer who fought her own battle for creative freedom and independence.  Howe is buried on Spruce Avenue. Free, meet in Story Chapel.

Sunday, March 12, 1 PM
Notable Women of Watertown walking tour
Watertown, MA boasts some of the most remarkable women of the mid-19th to early 20th century.  They are painters, writers and sculptors: Maria White Lowell, Harriet Hosmer, and Anne Whitney, all interred here at the cemetery.  Join volunteer docent Rosemarie Smurzynski to visit their graves and learn about their lives and works. Register online

Read More: Walking Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery to Focus on Notable Women of Watertown [Watertown Tab]

Saturday, March 25, 1 PM
Women’s History Walk: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business
Mount Auburn Staff and Docents will share the stories of the women who they most admire on this walking tour celebrating Women’s History Month.  The theme this year is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.”  Register online

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