Cemetery Conservation Workshop

Got an email about this event late last week – and our friends at some of the sponsoring organizations asked us to share it with the MissPres world. For all our grave finders out there who have wondered how to help save the cemeteries they love, how about joining us in Natchez for a one-day training session?

Cemetery Conservation Workshop
Natchez City Cemetery
Saturday—December 1, 2012
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$25 Registration Per Person—includes box lunch

This one-day workshop will offer cemetery volunteers and professionals alike a general overview of the best materials and methods for cleaning and conserving historic cemetery monuments. The workshop will be led by Jason Church, Materials Conservator at the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

The morning session will be held at the offices of the Historic Natchez Foundation where lunch will be provided, before attendees head out to the Natchez City Cemetery for some hands on demonstrations. This is the first of four scheduled preservation workshops to promote the new Historic Preservation program coming soon to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.

Workshop Topics to Include:
*Documentation and Master Plans
*Basics for Cleaning and Repair
*Do’s and Don’ts of Monument Cleaning and Restoration
*Bring your own examples and questions for an opinion

For registration & more information, contact:
Trevor Brown
Historic Natchez Foundation
108 S. Commerce St.
Natchez, MS 39120
(601) 442-2500

Download the Workshop flyer here: Natchez Cemetery Workshop 12-1-12

Categories: Historic Preservation, Preservation People/Events

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