Sweet Auburn, Fall 2009

Sweet Auburn Fall 2009

Inside this Issue…

President’s Corner

A Vital and Vibrant Community Resource by Stephen H. Anable
Mount Auburn is a multi-faceted resource, as evidenced by the testimonies of: Michael Horn, sixth-grade science teacher;  Scheri Fultineer, Design Critic in Landscape Architecture; Robert Tucker Gregg, Preservation activist; Chris and Elizabeth DeMille Barnett, Lexington, MA; Laura L. Nash, Ph.D., Horticulturist and educator, Chair of Horticulture Committee, Cambridge Plant and Garden Club; Sara Goldberg, Archival consultant, Mount Auburn Archives volunteer, intern, consultant; Nathan Fried-Lipski, Photographer; Susan Caulfield and Randall Cox, Cambridge, MA.

Volunteer Profile: Jim Gorman, A Docent’s Perspective

Partners in Preservation – an amazing experience for Mount Auburn by Bree D. Harvey
The Cemetery applied for funding to preserve our Egyptian Revival Gatehouse through Partners in Preservation. Though we did not receive the full grant, we did see increased visitorship, which allowed  us to share Mount Auburn’s mission with the public, and a surprise $5,000 grant toward the preservation.

People & Happenings: A Dual Challenge: Preserving a national treasure and serving our public’s needs by William G. Barry, Jr. and Sean J. O’Regan; A New Vision for the Grove Street Corridor by Candace Currie; Mount Auburn’s Meadow Extension Architect Rated #1 in the U.S.; A Working Visit from Smith College Botanic Gardens; Harvard Art Museums Junior Fellows Visit; Music, Musicians, and Mount Auburn; “Green Burials” – A Future Possibility?; Staff News and Travel; Inter-Cemetery Connections; Kids at Mount Auburn; Stay connected: “Find Us On Facebook”; Cornerstones and Collections; Grant Awarded to Mount Auburn for New Entrance to Story Chapel and Visitors Center; Friends Trustee Caroline Loughlin Wins Historic Landscape Publication Award; Did You Know…?

Helping Others, Helping Mount Auburn
Alice Dabrowski’s generous gift allows Mount Auburn to continue providing comfort to the bereaved and inspiration to the living.