Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Community, Conservation & Citizen Science - Page 24

Community Digitization Days
Mount Auburn ’ s New Mobile App
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138-5517
www . mountauburn . org • 617-547-7105
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Upcoming Events

Here is a sampling from the exciting schedule of upcoming programs . Visit us online today to register for any of these programs or to get a complete list of other events on our calendar .
a A Glimpse Beyond September 16 – 17
Returning for a 6th year of inspired performances ! Encounter unexpected sights and sounds while walking along a route through Mount Auburn ’ s historic landscape . These “ glimpses ,” being performed by a cast of professional and community-based musicians , dancers , and artists , will have you reexamining your ideas about life and death , joy and sorrow . For a full list of performers , visit our website as the date nears .
a Mount Auburn : Fall Suite Concert Saturday , November 4 , 2 PM
Please join us for the world premiere of Mount Auburn : Fall Suite by Composer-in-Residence Mary Bichner . Over the past year , Mary has written music inspired by the landscape of Mount Auburn and words from resident poets . A 19-piece orchestra will showcase her beautiful and unique fall program in historic Story Chapel . Mary ’ s unusual gift of synesthesia — the perception of colors having specific sounds — allows her to create richly-colored compositions that delight music lovers of every stripe .
Community Digitization Days
Saturday , October 14 , Watertown Free Public Library Friday , October 20 , Cambridge Public Library
Members of the public can bring in a range of paper-based archival cultural heritage materials , such as photographs and letters , that help to tell the story of Mount Auburn Cemetery and the nearly 100,000 people buried and commemorated here . During the digitization days , consultants from the Northeast Document Conservation Center ( NEDCC ) will hold a series of informational sessions about preserving and digitizing family collections , scan materials , rehouse originals in archival enclosures , and give participants a flash drive with their digital copies – all free of charge . With permission , materials will be used as interpretive and educational content for Mount Auburn ’ s new mobile app . We will begin taking reservations for digitization appointments in early September . Please check our website for more details .
Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities .
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Mount Auburn ’ s New Mobile App
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile app ! You can now explore the many facets of Mount Auburn using your own mobile device . You can follow one of our thematic tours , discover the Cemetery ’ s many significant landmarks , and search our database of nearly 100,000 burials . Download the app for free from the Google Play or iTunes app store ( search for “ Mount Auburn Cemetery ”) and begin today !
Funding for the development of Mount Auburn ’ s app has been provided by the A . J . & M . D . Ruggiero Memorial Trust . Biographical content and curated tours have been funded by Mass Humanities , the Rowland Foundation , the National Trust for Historic Preservation , and individual donors .
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-5517 www.mountauburn.org • 617-547-7105 NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID LEOMINSTER, MA PERMIT NO. 17 PRESORTED BOUND PRINTED U.S. POSTAGE PAID LEOMINSTER, MA PERMIT NO. 17 USE T USE T Upcoming Events Here is a sampling from the exciting schedule of upcoming programs. Visit us online today to register for any of these programs or to get a complete list of other events on our calendar. a A Glimpse Beyond September 16–17 Returning for a 6th year of inspired performances! Encounter unexpected sights and sounds while walking along a route through Mount Auburn’s historic landscape. These “glimpses,” being performed by a cast of professional and community-based musicians, dancers, and artists, will have you reexamining your ideas about life and death, joy and sorrow. For a full list of performers, visit our website as the date nears. a Mount Auburn: Fall Suite Concert Saturday, November 4, 2 PM Please join us for the world premiere of Mount Auburn: Fall Suite by Composer-in-Residence Mary Bichner. Over the past year, Mary has written music inspired by the landscape of Mount Auburn and words from resident poets. A 19-piece orchestra will showcase her beautiful and unique fall program in historic Story Chapel. Mary’s unusual gift of synesthesia — the perception of colors having specific sounds — allows her to create richly-colored compositions that delight music lovers of every stripe. Mount Auburn’s New Mobile App 22 | Sweet Auburn We are pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile app! You can now explore the many facets of Mount Auburn using your own mobile device. You can follow one of our thematic tours, discover the Cemetery’s many significant Community Digitization Days Saturday, October 14, Watertown Free Public Library Friday, October 20, Cambridge Public Library Members of the public can bring in a range of paper-based archival cultural heritage materials, such as photographs and letters, that help to tell the story of Mount Auburn Cemetery and the nearly 100,000 people buried and commemorated here. During the digitization days, consultants from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will hold a series of informational sessions about preserving and digitizing family collections, scan materials, rehouse originals in archival enclosures, and give participants a flash drive with their digital copies–all free of charge. With permission, materials will be used as interpretive and educational content for Mount Auburn’s new mobile app. We will begin taking reservations for digitization appointments in early September. Please check our website for more details. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. landmarks, and search our database of nearly 100,000 burials. Download the app for free from the Google Play or iTunes app store (search for “Mou ЁՉɸ ѕt)ѽ)չȁѡٕЁ5չЁՉɻé́ɽ٥ѡ)(4I՝ɼ5ɥQи ɅѕЁɅѕѽ́ٔ)չ5́!յѥ̰ѡIݱչѥѡ9ѥQЁ)!ѽɥAɕ͕مѥ٥Յ̸