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580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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When I was walking in the cemetery yesterday, I visited the Japanese Maple that I have funded in memory of my beloved late husband, William G. DeLana 1933-1987. It is at the intersection of Magnolia and Swan. I noticed that the label seemed askew, and when I looked closely, I could see that the bottom screw appeared to have broken off in the trunk. May I please ask that a new screw replace the one that seems to have broken off? Thank you very much.
I am interested in knowing whether or not you have a Slide Presentation, which could be presented to a DAR meeting in May 2013.
Does Jeremy Meserve still work at Mt. Auburn? If so, kindly ask him to email me. He has done so in the past and likes my book, LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME. I have a research query for him. If he no longer works at Mt. Auburn, can you give me current contact info. for him? Thank you — James W. Loewen
I am looking forward to visiting your cemetery. Do you have a list of graves in the Trinity Church section? I understand that the original graves from Trinity were relocated to your cemetery.
In particular, I am trying to locate the graves/tombstones of the following people who were evidently buried at Trinity (The Records of Trinity Church, Boston, 1728-1830, Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol.56 (1982):
10 May 1775 Lady Sarah Hesilrige, Eldest Daughter of Revd.Nathaniel Walter of Roxbury and Wife of Sir Robert Hesilrige, Baronet in Leicestershire, Great Britain (age 39)
13 June 1786 Mrs. Sarah Henley, wife of David henley, Esq. (age 27)
I am passing through Cambridge on Tuesday June 26, and like to know whether Elizabeth M. Stelle nee Sheffield (1875-1961) is buried there. Her brother Alfred Dwight Sheffield was buried at Mount Auburn, after he also died in 1961. Not sure if the siblings were laid to rest in the same cemetery. Please send confirmation and directions for Elizabeth’s grave to my email as soon as possible.
Can you tell Me how I can go about locating a grave site….can it be done on-line ……Thank you
Could you provide the hours of operation for the grounds for walking, tour, etc for the last week of Sept. A group of 7 of us from Kansas City plan to visit. Thanks
need to locate graves of iasigi family.
I read somewhere that I can have a one hour free consultation with a genealogical expert at the Cemetery. i will be staying on Lexington Ave. in Cambridge all this week (Sept. 17-25) and would like to so this.
Among the answers I seek are:
1)Where is the marble plaque that used to hang on our family’s monument (The Emmons monument on Alder Path)?. Who has it and why was it removed?
2)Who are the people (12, I believe) who are buried in our vault?
3)When was the wrought iron fence removed, and why. How much would it cost to restore it.
4)Where is by grandmother (Marie DePont Emmons) buried? Her name is on the monument but she has no grave marker.
Looking to find where certain members are buried in Mt. Auburn. What Info would u need from me?
I was there last week and noticed that my Grandmother’s grave did not have grass growing. It needs SHADED grass seed in order to grow, as the tree prevents the grass for growing. The Last name is PRATO, Mary, Salvatore, and Domenic. Please rectify This situation.
On a very pleassant walk through the cemetery, yesterday November 17, we chanced to spot a bird which is noted as an extreme raruity in the brochure Birds of Mount Auburn (which I bought on the way in, along with some other informational stuff.) It was a wild turkey–I believe a female. It was in the underbrush, so our iPhone pictre isn’t too good–but no doubt about it. It was located about 75 yards from the Washington tower, on the way back to the park entrance. If confirmed, perhaps a bird to add to the list of things to look for! KM Boyer
Thoroughly enjoyed Wednesday’s presentation at the greenhouse. Very knowledgeable leader and wonderful short walk!
My husband and I were visiting from Columbus, OH last weekend and one of the highlights of our trip to MA was our walking tour of Mt. Auburn. It reminded us of Paris’ Pere Lachaise Cemetery. We came across a grave with a large headstone which simply read SPIKE. Do you have any additional information on the history of the person buried on the site? Thank you! Mary
I never realized this cemetery had such an agricultural, architectural and historical significance. I am amazed at what I am reading online and seeing in pictures. There will most definitely be a visit for me in the future. Can you please tell me if you have an online map of grave stones? If not can you tell me where Phillips Brooks grave is so that I can visit it?
Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.
Have a wonderful day.
Hi my name is Bijan Rosen and I am a highschool student at CRLS. I am working on a project to plant more trees for the city of Cambridge and I was hoping I could get the contact information of somebody who works with/is involved with the trees at the cemetery. Thank you.
The ornamental cherry near the entrance has dead leaves and dying leaves in sections of the tree just as the one in our yard (and others I’ve seen around town). How are your horticulturists handling this? A tree company told me to keep cutting these areas but soon there won’t be any tree left. Should I assume the tree is going to die?
My wife and son and went for a walk around lunch time today and saw a coyote!
Seems the Cemetery closes at 5, which now is just before the Owls start their hunting. I seem to recall the hours being opened last year until 6 for at least part of the year. Is there a switch?
Thank you very much.
We plan on visiting this Sunday, is the Visitors Center in Story Chapel open that day?
Hi, just wondering if the cemetery and tower are open this Monday on Labor Day and what the hours are?
I just wanted to acknowledge the kind efforts and disposition of your volunteer, Ginny, at the visitors center during our visit on September 1st. She was so helpful and genuinely inviting. It set the foundation for a wonderful day. Her graciousness combined with beautiful weather, made for a relaxing afternoon. It was our first time visiting, but it won’t be our last. Thank You.
I recently took a walk for the first time around Mt. Auburn and loved the beautiful grounds and peaceful atmosphere. I would like to know more about the volunteer opportunities at Mt Auburn.
9/24/17 There are three beautiful ducks currently living/feeding in Willow Pond (for about the last 10 days or so). What are they?
I have heard that Mount Auburn started the movement for urban parks. Can you tell me who first wrote about this?
Could you please provide me with an email where I can send my resume and cover letter for the GIS Specialist position that you have open?
Thank you very much
Is “Sweet Auburn Magazine” available in a hard copy, or digital only? Thank you.
Do you have a listing of Civil War veterans/soldiers buried in the cemetery? I am looking at possibly writing a book on Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery and would love assistance
I have two questions, actually – first, in looking up my grandmother’s records, I noticed that you have her date of death listed incorrectly on your website. How can I get this corrected? Second, can you please tell me whether there are any White Oaks growing in or around Birch Gardens? Thank you!