Candace Wheeler continues our lecture series tonight with a talk about the Comstock Cemeteries.
Candace Wheeler has been the executive director for the Comstock Cemetery Foundation for nearly 20 years. She is a Historical Geographer and the subject of her thesis was the Silver Terrace cemeteries in Virginia City. Candace will provide a different perspective on our relationship with cemeteries and historic landscapes and provide a better understanding of the role of “sense of place” in their development.
Cemeteries, studied, analyzed, and experienced, touch the human senses and convey a sense of place for both the past and the present. For the Silver Terrace cemeteries the evolution from cemetery for the mourner to a tourist destination has been a 150 year, sixty-five-acre, human tale of interaction with a regional cemetery landscape.
Analyzing cemeteries plays an integral role in increasing our knowledge and understanding of the thoughts, feelings, ideas, and value systems of people who interacted with the landscapes of the past. Understanding how landscapes were created and how they evolved is the story of our relationship with the land and with death.
November 16th at 7:00 PM. It will be an interesting evening! Discover the Comstock Cemeteries! See sign up form below:
Please note that we have only 50 total seats for people to see the lecture. Due to the crazy interest in the lecture series, and the fact that we are selling out each week, we will have to closely monitor the sign ups for this lecture series.
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