Sweet Auburn, Fall-Winter 2011

Sweet Auburn Fall Winter 2011



Inside this Issue…

President’s Corner

A Treasured Source of Inspiration & a Modern Day Muse by Bree D. Harvey
A look at the work of those inspired by this sacred place: Julie Moir Messervy, Amy Clarkson, Jessie Brown, and Richard Cheek; remembering Forest Pond.

Realism and Illusion in a Sacred Landscape: Southworth & Hawes, Daguerreotypists by Melissa Banta

Mount Auburn Cemetery: 180 Years and Going Strong by David P. Barnett
Mount Auburn’s President and CEO reads alongside the historic words spoken by Joseph Story 180 years before at the Cemetery’s consecration in 1831.

Stories Behind the Stones: The Stone Family by Bree D. Harvey
Cornelius and Melinda Stone once owned the land on which their monument, and Mount Auburn, now stands. Learn about the evolution from family land to Cemetery.

Eternally Green: Sustaining Mount Auburn and the World Around Us, Mount Auburn Founded on Natural Burials by Candace Currie
Currie shows how the sustainable measures taken by Mount Auburn hearken back to the vision of the Cemetery’s founder, Jacob Bigelow.

Preservation: Two Treasures Restored
A look at the preservation of the Nathaniel Bowditch statue and the Robert Gould Shaw monument.

People & Happenings: Trustee Announcement of James F. Hunnewell, Jr.; Forthcoming Publication of Interest (To Free A Family: The Journey of Mary Walker); Grants

Volunteer Profile: Photo Club
Volunteers Helen Abrams, Hilary Hopkins, Carol Harper, Irene Dygas, Bill Mann, Ginny Brady-Mann, Meredith Miller, Rosemarie Smurzynski, and Sara Goldberg gather to shoot spectacular images of the Cemetery.

Friends of Mount Auburn Celebrating 25 Years
Founded under Mount Auburn President Alan Chesney, the Friends of Mount Auburn celebrate 25 years of preservation and education.

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