Category Archives: Cemetery event

Lectures, tours, art exhibits, and more in cemeteries.

My Last Cemetery Lecture of the Season

This Saturday night, I’ll be using my collection of cemetery postcards to illustrate the changes to the oldest European-style cemetery in Northern California. My talk will be part of the fabled Litcrawl in San Francisco’s Mission District. I’ll be joined … Continue reading

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2018 Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Sunday, September 23 at 1-3 pm Spirits of St. Helena Cemetery Walk St. Helena Public Cemetery 2461 Spring St, St Helena, CA 94574 This is the St. Helena Historical Society’s 16th Annual Cemetery Tour, featuring stories of German decedents, including … Continue reading

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At Cypress Lawn this Weekend

This Sunday, September 16, I will show some of my favorite photographs from 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die at one of my favorite cemeteries in the book, Colma’s Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Cypress Lawn was founded in the 1890s as … Continue reading

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AGS Conference 2018

I’m back from the Association for Gravestone Studies conference and slowly getting back to work. Last week was a wonder, full of beautiful things and interesting people doing fascinating work. I learned so much that I look forward to sharing … Continue reading

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Memento Mori evening

Tuesday, April 17, I’ll be participating in the citywide Reimagine End of Life festival across San Francisco from April 16-22. The evening I’m part of is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is an ancient Roman phrase meaning “Remember Your Mortality.” … Continue reading

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