Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Lives of the Past Informing the Future | 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 President Dave Barnett in Asa Gray Garden, with the new addition to Bigelow Chapel in the background. 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 Anna Moir 1 President’s Corner Meg L. Winslow 2 Judge Joseph Story and Cemetery Law Grants & Communications Manager Curator of Historical Collections 4 The Shoulders We Stand On: A Conversation with Denise Simmons consultant designer Robin Hazard Ray Elizabeth Bonadies printer cover photo P+R Publications Grave of Dr. Harriot Kezia Hunt, Lot #2630 Poplar Avenue at Mount Auburn Cemetery. 10 The Nature Plays 12 The United States Exploring Expedition 14 Simon Antranighian: First Born, First Buried 16 Mount Auburn’s Women Warriors 18 People & Happenings 20 Member Feature: Sally Crissman 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 6 A Playwright Chooses Some Characters Back Upcoming Events 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. See more online at www.mountauburn.org