Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Connecting the Present with the Past - Page 2

sweet auburn A publication of the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery 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 Dennis Collins Horticultural Curator Gus Fraser Vice President of Preservation & Facilities On Saturday, December 1st, Mount Auburn staff welcomed members of the public to celebrate the reopening of Bigelow Chapel with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and informal tours of the revitalized Chapel and Crematory. Jenny Gilbert Director of Institutional Advancement Regina Harrison Executive Assistant & Sales Coordinator In this issue James Holman Director of Cemetery Development Tom Johnson Manager of Family Services Meg L. Winslow Curator of Historical Collections 1 President’s Corner 2 Preservation: Connecting the Present with the Past consultant designer Robin Hazard Ray Elizabeth Bonadies 4 Significant Monument Preservation printer cover photo 6 The Samuel Appleton Monument: Beautiful to Behold P+R Publications The Great Rose Window 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 Cambridge, MA Susan W. Paine Honorary Trustee of the Friends, Cambridge, MA 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-547-7105 www.mountauburn.org 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 interpretive 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. 8 North Dell Meadows: Habitat Restoration Project 10 Photos from Bigelow Chapel Open House 12 The Great Rose Window 14 Farewell to a Beech 16 People & Happenings 19 Member Feature: Alan Emmet 20 Did You Know? 21 The Role of the Artist in Interpreting Difficult History Back Upcoming Events See more online at www.mountauburn.org