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January 5, 2024

Upcoming Public Events


First Saturday of Every Month, 1 PM
Discover Mount Auburn Introductory Walking Tour
These docent-led 1.5-mile walking tour will focus on stories of history, monuments, and the lives of those buried here.
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, April 6
Saturday, May 4
Saturday, June 1
Saturday, July 6

Forest Bathing: A Mindful Nature Experience
Stefanie Haug (LICSW) will guide our Forest Bathing experience including simple warm-up movements, a natural history of the area, guided breathing and centering awareness, mindful walking with sensory activities, and finding a nature meditation/sit spot. 
Saturday, April 20, 1 PM
Sunday, August 11, 10 AM
Saturday, September 14, 1 PM
Saturday, October 19, 10 AM

Morning Writes
Lead by Mount Auburn Cemetery Public Events Producer, Julie-Anne Whitney, Morning Writes is an informal writing time and a chance to meet up with other creative thinkers. Each session will begin with a few writing prompts to get you started, followed by 30-40 minutes of writing time. 
Saturday, June 15, 10 AM
Saturday, August 17, 10 AM
Saturday, September 21, 10 AM


Longfellow Birthday Celebration: Evangeline Marathon Reading
Join us for this annual program in Story Chapel, co-sponsored by the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site.
Saturday, February 24, 10 AM


Dear Friend: Writing Letter-Poems
Writing poems that take the form of letters can focus our attention and lead to surprising insights about ourselves and the world. Led by Artist-In-Residence Carolyn Oliver, guests will read example poems, jumpstart their own poems with prompts, and share with fellow writers. 
Saturday, March 16, 2:30 PM

Nature Drawing Workshops
Want to learn some very basic ways for drawing the nature you know and love here in Mount Auburn? Join illustrator Clare Walker Leslie for a workshop.
Sunday, March 17, 1 PM: Landscapes

Nothingness is Impossible: A Musical Death Awareness Meditation
Artist-in-Residence musician Eden Rayz and end-of-life support person Madelaine Ripley will guide guests through a meditation around the concept of “nothingness” accompanied by an ambient soundscape. 
Saturday, March 23, 4 PM


Poetry for Grief & Healing Writing Writing Workshop
Join poet, educator, and artivist Amanda Shea in a poetry writing workshop about healing from grief. The workshop will include a meditation, writing prompts, and an invitation to share with the group. 
Sunday, April 7, 3:30 PM

Spring Tree ID Tour
Guided by local herbalist and former Mount Auburn arborist Alex Klein, guests will learn simple techniques for identifying trees in Spring and discuss the cultural and natural history of some important local and exotic species at Mount Auburn. 
Sunday, April 21, 1 PM


Mount Auburn’s Medicinal & Edible Landscape Tour
Guided by local herbalist and former Mount Auburn arborist Alex Klein, guests will get to know the medicinal and culinary aspects of some of the cemetery’s planted and wild collections. 
Sunday, May 19, 3 PM


Sense & Sensuality: Writing with the Five Senses
In this workshop, author and memoirist Nina MacLaughlin will guide guests in practicing engaging the whole body in their writing through taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. 
Saturday, June 1, 10 AM

Therapeutic Community Art Workshop: Creating Portable Shrines for Your Loved One(s)
In this therapeutic art workshop led by Dr. Lauren Leone, participants will be guided in creating a personal, portable shrine to honor and remember a lost loved one. 
Saturday, June 15, 2 PM

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