Sweet Auburn, Spring 2007

Sweet Auburn Spring 2007

Inside this Issue…

President’s Corner

175 Years of Stewardship: Looking Back and Moving Forward by Stephen Anable

Birch Gardens: A New Interment Landscape

Seasons at Mount Auburn by Jennifer Johnston

Mount Auburn Comes “Aboard” as an Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site by Bree D. Harvey
Mount Auburn, the final resting place of  escaped slaves Harriet Jacobs, John Jacobs, and Peter Byus, and slave emancipator Charles Torrey, was recently designated a Network to Freedom site. The Longfellow National Historic Site, which received the same distinction, partnered with Mount Auburn to celebrate Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s 200th birthday and educate the public about the poet’s connections to the Underground Railroad.

Map Quest: Alexander Wadsworth 1806-1898 by Bree D. Harvey
Wadsworth worked with one of the Cemetery’s founders, Henry A.S. Dearborn, to create the first map of Mount Auburn; he continued mapping our roads, paths, and lots for the next 20 years.

Mount Auburn’s Maps: Going Electronic
The use of PlotFinder software allows Cemetery mapping and burial information to exist interactively in the digital domain – a far cry from our early, hand-drawn maps.

Consecration Dell Guidebook Published

Celebrating 175 Years!

People & Happenings: The Duca Sculpture: a 20th-Century Artwork Conserved by Meg L. Winslow; Wildlife at Mount Auburn – Winter 2006-2007; Volunteer Profile: Caroline Loughlin, Volunteer Extraordinaire; Mount Auburn Welcomes New Staff; Peter Shaw Ashton, Honorary Trustee, Wins Japan Prize; Stained Glass Window Restoration Completed, Unveiled, Admired, Feted; A New Climate for Giving; The “Tribute to a Treasure” Gala

Create Your Own Legacy

Events: Celebrating 175 Years!