MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
Sunday, July 12, 10 am–1:30 pm
• In front of Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue
CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
Sunday, July 26, 10 am–1:30 pm
• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue
LAUREL: CHERRIES, DAIRIES, AND BUNGALOWS
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.