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Public History in the Oakland-Bay Area: In Memory of Sr. Ethel Mary Tinnemann
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Join us for an illustrated presentation by Dennis Evanosky, publisher of the Alameda Sun newspaper—followed by community reminiscences about Sr. Ethel Mary Tinnemann (1916-2008). This conversation is a part of the Spring 2022 APPSI Lifelong Learning Series. 

Program Description 

Dennis Evanosky will share stories about (1) the thriving community of public history associations in the Bay Area, (2) a completed community project to restore and integrate the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Memorial at Mountain View Cemetery, (3) a new project on Oakland and the Transcontinental Railroad, and finally (4) his collaborations with Sr. Ethel Mary Tinnemann. Audience members will be invited to share their favorite memories of Sr. Ethel Mary. 

Presenter Bio 

Dennis Evanosky is the publisher of the Alameda Sun newspaper and an avid practitioner of public history. Dennis enjoys teaching local history to the general public through his popular walking tours, history talks, newspapers articles, and blogs. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial at Mountain View Cemetery. The Oakland Heritage Alliance has honored him and fellow volunteers for their efforts with a Partners in Preservation Award. He has authored or co-authored numerous books on Oakland and the Bay Area—including Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest, East Bay: Then and Now, Lost Ballparks, Lost San Francisco, Oakland’s Laurel District, Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery. He also assisted Sr. Ethel Mary Tinnemann in researching her book History of Holy Names College. He holds a MA in German from University of Maryland.  

Presenter & Sponsors  

This program is presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) in the HNU School of Education and Liberal Arts and is part of the Spring 2022 APPSI Lifelong Learning Series. 

APPSI is grateful to our promotional and logistical co-sponsors at HNU: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Office of Marketing and Communications