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May 2017

Annual Members Meeting with Election of Board Members and May Public Program

Monuments of Mount Auburn Cemetery
A slideshow lecture by David J. Russo

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00 PM Annual Members Meeting
7:15 PM May Public Program
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

The task of every town's historical commission is to determine what historic resources exist in the community, advocate for those resources and make them more accessible to the public.  In 2013, David Russo, Chairperson of the Watertown Historical Commission, was contacted by the Massachusetts Historical Commission to follow up on an old Mount Auburn Cemetery inventory made in the mid-1970s.  David soon realized that a complete inventory would be necessary to do justice to Mount Auburn's large number of significant resources. He will describe this project and detail the process he used to identify and document 225 individual resources, including monuments, mausoleums, landscapes, buildings and even a bridge, located in this important Watertown cemetery.

In addition to his role as Chairperson of the Watertown Historical Commission, Mr. Russo currently volunteers for the Historical Society.  He also served as an HSW Council Member and Recording Secretary from 2010-2012.

This meeting and program are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.