Sweet Auburn Magazine | 2017 Volume 1
A Landscape of Lives
President’s Corner / 1
The People of Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky / 2
Research at Mount Auburn Cemetery / 4
From the Research Desk: Cenotaphs at Mount Auburn / 6
Stories Behind the Stones:
Remembering Harriet Templeton Lee / 8
Photos by Artist-in-Residence Roberto Mighty / 10
Introducing Our New Artist-in-Residence: Mary Bichner / 12
The Children of Mount Auburn / 13
People & Happenings / 14
Volunteer Highlight: Judy Jackson / 16
Thoughts on Being a Volunteer at Mount Auburn / 17
Working with Consultants / 18
Remembering David Gallagher / 19
Did You Know? / 20
Mount Auburn’s Remembrance Society / 21
The work we do here at Mount Auburn is incredibly diverse. As an active cemetery, historic landmark, accredited arboretum, and urban wildlife refuge, it takes all of our different departments working together to fulfill our mission to inspire, commemorate, and provide comfort in our beautiful landscape.
As we approach the end of the year, we are deeply grateful for the generous Annual Fund support we receive from our donors, which makes all of the work we do possible. Unrestricted gifts for our general operating budget have provided the resources required to do a variety of projects both to preserve this historic space and offer new ways of experiencing it, including the following highlights. (more…)
Each of us may find that we need to call on inner resources when we are challenged by our own vulnerability – with the impending fear of potential loss- we are forced to define what we hold close and value.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport cultivated strength and joy as she reflected on her journey with breast cancer during performances of Regeneration, her one-woman play at Story Chapel earlier this year.
Diane Goshgarian’s interview with Nancy Rappaport and Meg Winslow, Mount Auburn’s Curator of Historical Collections from Behind the Pages: Special Edition (9/27/2016).
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT REGENERATION:
STAT (10/13/2016): Cemetery walks and playwriting: How I found healing after breast cancer
Princeton Alumni Weekly (9/28/2016): Nancy Rappaport ’82 Debuts ‘Regneration,’ a One-Woman Show About Surviving Cancer
Boston Magazine (9/19/2016): Local Psychiatrist Takes Her Battle with Cancer to the Stage
Cambridge Chronicle (9/20/2016): One-woman play at Cambridge cemetery chronicles doctor’s journey with breast cancer
Friends of Mount Auburn E-newsletter, (September 2016): Strength & Vulnerability: A Conversation with Dr. Nancy Rappaport
No stranger to the power of narrative, Rappaport is a child psychiatrist, author, and Harvard associate professor.
Official trailer for Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky – a new media project about the Cemetery that combines film, historic voices, layered design, and music.
In earth.sky, audiences experience a uniquely emotional, historical journey through breathtaking landscape cinematography, high-fidelity audio, music, and photography, while hearing the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting words of individuals interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery from its inception to today. As Mighty describes it “earth.sky is not about death. It is about living people. People who once walked the earth as we now do. People who live on in the memories of others.”