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Dennis Evanosky


Sunday, July 12, 10 am–1:30 pm

• In front of Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue



Sunday, July 26, 10 am–1:30 pm

• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue



Saturday, August 29, 10 am–12 noon

• Near parking lot, 4055 MacArthur Boulevard


Dennis Evanosky is the city editor at the Alameda Sun and a freelance writer with five published books: East Bay Then and Now, San Francisco in Photographs, San Francisco Then and Now, Oakland’s Laurel District, Mountain View Cemetery and Alameda’s Architectural Treasure Chest. Two more books are coming soon. He is also currently the editor of the Alameda County Historical Society’s newsletter. Dennis served the Oakland Heritage Alliance as its newsletter editor for two years. He has received several Partners in Preservation Awards, with Steve Mix and Eric Turowski for a calendar featuring the Oakland Laurel district’s history; for restoring the Civil War section of Mountain View Cemetery; and for assisting Bill Caldwell with Oakland: A Photographic Journey. He has since teamed with Eric J. Kos to create 11 more history calendars, featuring both Oakland and Alameda. Eric and Dennis also created the website www.oaklandhistory.com.

Dennis has been a docent at Mountain View Cemetery for eleven years. He has worked as a docent at the Pardee Home Museum and leads the City of Oakland’s walking tour of Preservation Park. His walking tours for the Oakland Heritage Alliance include the Laurel District, the Dimond District, Leona Heights, the Oakland Estuary, Oakland’s First Suburb (Preservation Park and the Pardee Home Museum), Oakland’s Redwoods, and Mountain View Cemetery’s connection to the Civil War. He also hosts four walking tours for the City of Alameda featuring that city’s history.

Dennis was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania and was raised in Maryland. He holds a master's degree in German from the University of Maryland. He taught German for the University of Maryland in Europe for nine years.