Next Sunday, February 8 at 2 pm at the Loading Dock Gallery, Maxine Farkas will give a talk on the historical geography of Western Avenue. The talk is free and open to the public. Here’s a description of the event that Maxine has posted on Faceook:
I will be offering a lecture on the Historical Geography of Western Avenue as part of the Loading Dock Gallery Lecture series. In case you were wondering what on earth Historical Geography is . . . according to Wikipedia . . . Historical geography is the study of the human, physical, fictional, theoretical, and “real” geographies of the past. Historical geography studies a wide variety of issues and topics. A common theme is the study of the geographies of the past and how a place or region changes through time.
And in case you were wondering just what I mean by Geography . . .Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, lit. “earth description”) is a field of science dedicated to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth.
So in short I will be talking about Western Ave, what it was when this area was first settled and what and how it has become what we know today. I’ve been having a ball doing the research . . . come see what I have dug up!