Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn A Modern Vision for an Historic Cemetery | Page 2

President’s Corner Sweet Auburn A publication of the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-547-7105 www.mountauburn.org Editorial Committee Bree D. Harvey, Editor Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services Jennifer J. Johnston, Managing Editor Media & Communications Director David P. Barnett, Contributing Editor President & CEO, Mount Auburn Cemetery Dennis Collins / Horticultural Curator Gus Fraser / Vice President of Preservation & Facilities Jenny Gilbert / Director of Institutional Advancement Regina Harrison / Executive Assistant James Holman / Director of Cemetery Development Tom Johnson / Manager of Family Services Visitors enjoy an early evening stroll through the newly renovated Asa Gray Garden. Meg L. Winslow / Curator of Historical Collections Consultant Robin Hazard Ray Designer Elizabeth Bonadies Printer P+R Publications Cover Photo: View from Ash Avenue by Jennifer J. Johnston Trustees of the Friends of Mount Auburn Mary Lee Aldrich, Chair, Cambridge, MA David P. Barnett, President & CEO, Boxborough, MA Sean McDonnell, Secretary & Treasurer, Cambridge, MA Caroline Mortimer, Vice-Chair, Cambridge, MA Lindsay Leard Coolidge, Trustee, Cambridge MA Honorary Trustee of the Friends Susan W. Paine, Cambridge The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery was established in 1986 to assist in the conservation of the Cemetery’s natural beauty and to promote the appreciation of its cultural, historic, and natural resources. Organized in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) non- profit charitable trust, the Friends seeks financial support from its members, other individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies. It receives gifts for educational and interpre- tive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operating support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of the historic monuments, structures, and archival artifacts and records. The Friends has over 1,300 active members. In this Issue President's Corner / 1 A Modern Vision for an Historic Cemetery / 2 The Hazel Path Woodland Sanctuary / 4 Online Memorial Pages / 6 Family Digitization Days / 8 Photo Spread: Rose Window / 10 The Transformation of Asa Gray Garden / 12 Playwriting in the Cemetery: Introducing Artist-in-Residence Patrick Gabridge / 16 People & Happenings / 18 Volunteer Profile: Helen Abrams / 19 Did You Know? / 20 New Improvements to the Friends of Mount Auburn / 21 Upcoming Events / Back Cover See more online at www.mountauburn.org 2 | Sweet Auburn