Learn About the History of Mt. Auburn Cemetery at an Author’s Talk

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The author of a book chronicling the history of the Mount Auburn Cemetery will speak in Watertown. 

The Watertown Free Public Library and The Historical Society of Watertown host a free Author’s Talk with Stephen Kendrick, who will discuss his book “The Lively Place: Mount Auburn, America’s First Garden Cemetery, and Its Revolutionary and Literary Residents.”

In The Lively Place, Stephen Kendrick celebrates a vital piece of our nation’s history, as he tells the story of Mount Auburn’s founding, its legacy, and the many influential Americans interred there, from religious leaders to abolitionists, poets and reformers, according to the Watertown Historical Society.

Stephen Kendrick is senior minister at the First and Second Unitarian Universalist Churches in Boston. He is the author of Holy Clues (Pantheon, 1999),Sarah’s Long Walk (Beacon Press, 2004), and Douglass and Lincoln (Walker & Co., 2008).

The event will be at the Watertown Free Public Library will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room at the library, located at 123 Main St.

 

 

 

 

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery will provide books for purchase at this event.

For more information please contact Joyce at 781-899-7239 or joycekel@aol.com

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