Events

Special Series:  Watertown and Mount Auburn

Everlasting Ties

Sponsored by:
The Friends of Mount Auburn
The Historical Society of Watertown
The Watertown Historical Commission

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
6:00 PM
Story Chapel
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Much can be learned about Watertown's past through the stories of its most significant residents.  Naturally, many prominent Watertown families since the 1830s have selected Mount Auburn Cemetery, 93% of which is located in Watertown, as their final resting place, making for themselves an eternal home in the same town where they lived.  Join us in Story Chapel as Dee Morris shares the story about these neighbors in both life and death.

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

 

Special Public Program

A Lecture entitled "What is it Like to Self Publish?" and book signing of the newly-released children's book "Poppy's New Home" by Audrey Jones Childs

Sunday, April 10, 2011
2:00-3:00 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Poppy's New Home is a story about a real puppy that started out living with a sailor at the Boston Navy Yard at the end of World War II.  Puppy wonders what will happen to him when he fears that he no longer can live with his sailor.  Puppy's life changes completely when he was given to a civilian who worked at the Navy Yard and brought Puppy to a loving family who live in the East End of Watertown, Massachusetts.  Puppy's name changed to Poppy.

He was thought to be smarter than any other dog in the neighborhood.  His intelligence and bravery often surprised his family members and got him into trouble a couple of times.  He preferred to wander outside on his own and hated his leash.  He liked to be an adventurer and sometimes acted like a private investigator.  Poppy's New Home is a compilation of vignettes about Poppy's experiences.

This program is free and open to the public.