The History of the Modern Obituary

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Name: The History of the Modern Obituary
Date: February 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM CST
Event Description:
Beginning in the 19th century, obits were written by reporters, providing crucial information about prominent people and, later, soldiers, public servants and frontiersmen.We’ll consider the history of the obit, with stellar examples. We’ll address inclusion of factual information and life journey, structural concerns and worthy goals — as well as the still-necessary guidelines for crafting a fitting obituary. Those interested are invited to spend an additional 20 minutes jotting down thoughts/considerations to discuss/share with the rest of the group. Presented by Mary Kay Shanley, Through Humanities Iowa.
Clear Lake Public Library
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Tuesday February 12 @6:30pm
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Free and open to the public
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