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Mount Auburn and Green-Wood Cemeteries: Their Historians in Conversation
January 6, 2021 , 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Opening its gates in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1831, Mount Auburn was America’s first rural cemetery, providing the model for cemeteries across the country—including Green-Wood! The list of luminaries buried within it is endless, including painter Winslow Homer, reformer Dorthea Dix, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and collector extraordinaire Isabella Stewart Gardner. Set among its 175 acres of rolling hills are breathtaking monuments and mausoleums designed by the leading designers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and a diverse collection of flora. Join Meg L. Winslow, Mount Auburn’s curator of historical collections and archives, and Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, as they discuss the historical significance of these two great rural cemeteries and how they are being preserved for centuries to come!
This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.
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