WATERVILLE — Where the Dead Reside: Burials and Cemeteries in History is the topic of the Waterville Historical Society’s history talk set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at 62 Silver St.

Motivated by the current project of a trail through Waterville’s Pine Grove Cemetery, Véronique Plesch’s illustrated talk aims at providing historical context. Surveying millennia of funerary practices, from the ancient Egyptians through today, the lecture will stop at some salient moments in history and consider what can be learned from cemeteries, according to a news release from the society.

Plesch is professor of art history and chair of the Art Department at Colby College, where she has taught since 1994.

Door opens at 6 p.m. for light refreshments and socializing. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

For more information, call the society at 207-872-9439.

 

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