History on Third Thursday
History on Third Thursday: The Obituary—Yours or Someone Else’s
Sept 2o, 6:30-8:30 pm, Grimes Farm & Conservation Center
The Historical Society of Marshall County has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called The Obituary- Yours or Someone Else’s by Mary Kay Shanley September 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., at Grimes Farm Conservation Center. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.
Shanley’s History on Third Thursday presentation will trace the history of the obituary, and will also 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. For the historian, obituaries gift us with knowledge of the past, insight on the present and wisdom for the future. They mirror our times.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 641-752-6664 in advance.