A History of Swan Point Cemetery
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Introduction: The goal of this workshop is to explore Swan Point Cemetery in an experiential manner. Participants will receive a packet with basic information on the cemetery including timeline, map, images, and sources to go further.


8:30 - 9:00           

Breakfast and Introduction to the workshop

9:00 - 9:15


9:30 - 11:30

Scavenger Hunt -- participants will be responsible for describing each hunted item and the discovery process later in the day. There will be twenty places that need to be discovered, mapped and documented. You will be given a map with their location but we would like you to make their location even more specific on the map.

11:30 - 11:45


12 - 1

Lunch with presentation by Betsy Cazden on social history & Providence cemeteries

1 - 3

Cognitive Mapping exercise. Participants will illustrate an oversized map, using information they gathered during the workshop. We will provide images, postcards, and more details to add.

3 - 3:30


3:30 - 4

Lessons Learned. Using the provided worksheet, provide a list of places and people you believe should be included on a website for Swan Point. What can we learn from Swan Point? How do we understand grief today, versus over time at this memorial park? Based on what we discover independently and together, we will make a website that answers the questions from Lessons Learned and provide questions for future scholars.
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