The Historical Society of Watertown will present a visual tour through Mount Auburn Cemetery.
The Historical Society sent out the following information:
“Watertown Notables: A Virtual Walk Through Mount Auburn Cemetery” Presented by Rosemarie Smurzynski
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room.
Maude deLeigh Hodges wrote, “Watertown, Massachusetts, was founded in the
year 1630 and was the first inland settlement in Massachusetts. It began as a Puritan settlement and became a hub for trade and commerce . . . Waves of migration brought to Watertown Puritans escaping from English religious persecution; Irish fleeing starvation and want; and Italians, Armenians, Greeks, Jews and Canadians seeking new opportunities.” (Hodges, Maude deLeigh, Reddy,
Sigrid, & The Watertown Free Public Library (1980). Crossroads on the Charles: A
History of Watertown, Massachusetts.
BIO: Rosemarie Smurzynski is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She
graduated in 1980 from Harvard Divinity School and has served her denomination
for over 40 years. Upon retirement from parish ministry in 2010, Rosemarie
became a docent at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Her walks include notables buried
in the cemetery, but also the cemetery’s history, topography and structures .Each
year on the first Sunday in January Rosemarie leads their Angel Walk.
All meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Joyce at 781-899- 7239