The Monclova Historical Foundation invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00PM for our next History Lecture – Death is in the Eye of the Beholder featuring Pat Dymarkowski. This presentation will take a look at celebrations such as Halloween and the Day of the Dead and discuss their historical and cultural significance. It will also look at funerary and burial traditions in early America, to demonstrate that our current fascination with death and dying is certainly not a new phenomenon. The modern view of cemeteries as parks and tourist attractions will presented as well.
Patrick is the Vice President of the Monclova Historical Foundation. He is a history buff and “taphophile”, an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of the history and beauty of cemeteries and the fascinating stories of those buried there. Patrick is an academic advisor and instructor at BGSU and lives in South Toledo.
The lecture will take place at the Monclova Community Center (Ottawa Room) located at 8115 Monclova Road – just 3 miles west of St. Luke’s Hospital. Admission and parking are FREE. An elevator is located at the west entrance to the building. Hope to see you there!