Evening with History: From the Darkside

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Date(s) - Oct 8 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Marietta Museum of History


Join us for an Evening with History as we explore the darker aspects of history.  We are pleased to have this month, Kate Sweeney.  Kate Sweeney lives in Atlanta where she writes and creates public radio stories. While pursuing her MFA at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she spent time with obit writers, funeral directors and ordinary Americans who found themselves involved with death and memorialization. The result is the popular nonfiction book, American Afterlife (University of Georgia Press). About American Afterlife, Paste Magazine wrote, “Sweeney writes the perfect story for our time, in the best possible way,” and bestselling author Thomas Lynch calls the book “a reliable witness and well-wrought litany to last things and final details.”

Ms. Sweeney will be discussing “Our Victorian Forebears: Were They Weird?” Her book will be available in the Museum Store for purchase before and after the event.


This event is FREE for members and $5 for non-members.

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