Hear About the Monuments of Mt. Auburn Cemetery at Historical Society Event

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Learn about the historic monuments in Mount Auburn Cemetery during a special presentation by the Historical Society of Watertown.

The event will be on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Historical Society of Watertown Annual Members Meeting with Election of Board Members at 7 p.m. “Monuments of Mount Auburn Cemetery” Presented by David Russo at 7:15 pm at the Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

The Historical Society sent out the following information:

The task of every town’s Historical Commission is to determine what historic resources exist in its community, to advocate for those resources and to make them more available to the community.

In 2013, David Russo, Chairperson of the Watertown Historical Commission, was contacted by the Mass. Historical Commission to follow up on an old inventory done on Mount Auburn Cemetery in the mid-1970s.  Soon David realized that there was a bigger project: a complete inventory was needed to identify the significant resources within the Cemetery.

In the end, David document 225 individual resources including monuments, mausoleums, landscapes, buildings and even a bridge within the Cemetery.  Come and enjoy a slideshow lecture and hear about the project detailing how David documented this important Watertown cemetery.

David J. Russo is Chairperson of the Watertown Historical Commission and a volunteer for the Historical Society. David served on the Board of the Historical Society from 2010 – 2012 as our Recording Secretary.

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

All programs are free and open to the public.

One thought on “Hear About the Monuments of Mt. Auburn Cemetery at Historical Society Event

  1. David Russo is a treasure to have in our community.
    He knows so much about the Watertown’s history and
    to discuss it with him is a learning experience.
    He is absolutely the number one go to guy about
    the history of Watertown!
    We are fortunate to have his expertise which
    he shares willingly.

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