Sweet Auburn, Spring 1996

Sweet Auburn Spring 1996

Inside this Issue…

The Statues of Bigelow Chapel by Kathleen Fox
Bigelow Chapel was once the repository for the full-sized marble statues of James Otis (by Thomas Crawford), John Winthrop (by Richard Saltonstall Greenough), John Adams ( by Randolph Rogers), and Joseph Story (by William Wetmore Story). Fox’s article chronicles the process behind these works of art and Mount Auburn’s role as art patron in the early 19th century.

Champion Trees
After measuring the tallest tree species at Mount Auburn, the Regional Foresters at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management designated 48 trees as Massachusetts State Champions, and 17 as New England Champions.

Reflections: An Innovative Audio Tour

Biographical Note: Hannah Adams (1755-1831)
The first woman  in America to make writing her profession, Adams’ monument was the first at Mount Auburn, made by Cary and Dickinson.