Savannah Darr Speaks about Historic Cemeteries

Savannah Darr has quickly become one of Kentucky’s foremost authorities on historic cemeteries.  Darr, a M.A. candidate in history at the U of L, recently spoke at “Preserving Kentucky’s Cemeteries,” a symposium hosted by Preservation Kentucky, Inc., at the Kentucky African American Heritage Center in Louisville.  Savannah discussed the challenges of preserving small rural cemeteries and their historical value.  Other speakers addressed questions concerning cemetery laws and preservation.  Savannah is scheduled to defend her M.A. thesis, “Discovering Domestic Cemeteries: History, Preservation, and Education,” later this semester.  Look for more about her work soon.  With her M.A. in hand, we have no doubt that she’ll soon be studying cemeteries across the Commonwealth and farther afield!

Savannah Darr speaks during the  "Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries" symposium, held Oct. 26, 2013.

Savannah Darr speaks during the “Preserving Kentucky’s Historic Cemeteries” symposium, held Oct. 26, 2013.

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