Bill Lipke & Bill Mares: Grafting Memory (Burlington)

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join Bill Lipke and Bill Mares for a discussion of their new book, Grafting Memory.


A transplanted Mid-westerner, Bill Lipke is Professor Emeritus of Art History from the University of Vermont and served as the Director of the University’s Robert Hull Fleming Museum (1977-79). His previous publications range from Vermont landscape painting and the History of Shelburne Farms to interviews with contemporary sculptors and architects. A proud father of two and admiring grandfather of five, his additional interests include sailing on Lake Champlain, biking, and traveling.

Raised in Texas, educated at Harvard, Bill Mares has been a journalist, high school teacher and member of the Vermont  House of Representatives. He has authored or co-authored 14 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to workplace democracy to desert travel to Presidential fishing. His hobbies include running, beekeeping, singing and fly-fishing. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife of 43 years, Chris Hadsel. They have two sons.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  This collection of essays examines how the American Civil War and the Great War of 1914-1918 together launched new practices for honoring the dead as individuals. Some of these practices included the uniformity of burial of both officers and the field soldier; the actual naming of the dead; the erection of memorials to the missing and unknown; and individual recognition in photos, statuary and living memorials. Also discussed is how countless streams of private grief has joined the mainstream of public mourning, how monuments have been used for “nation building,” and how the memorial landscape has changed from the nearly ubiquitous standing Civil War monuments to the World War One doughboys, to almost nothing.


DATE:  Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

ADMISSION:  Tickets are $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off a book by one of our featured authors!  Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.  Seating is limited.

Event address: 
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401