The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter is the first biography to reveal Julia Ward Howe—the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic—as a feminist pioneer who fought her own battle for creative freedom and independence. Howe is buried on Spruce Avenue.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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Friends of Mount Auburn
The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery is a non-profit educational trust established to promote the appreciation and preservation of Mount Auburn's cultural, historic and natural resources.
The Friends offers walks, talks, concerts, and special events throughout the year to share the stories of history, horticulture, wildlife, art, and the lives of those buried at the Cemetery with the public. We invite you to join us for an upcoming event to learn more about this important urban oasis and National Historic Landmark.