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By These Hands

Vernacular Markers of Pensacola's Historic African American Cemeteries

September 17 - September 19, 2015


Pensacola, FL

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Vernacular concrete marker in Magnolia Cemetery.

Vernacular concrete marker in Magnolia Cemetery.

PUBLIC WORKSHOP
September 17‐19, 2015
Pensacola, Florida

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
West Florida Public Library Main Branch (239 N. Spring Street)
Open to the public at no charge.

6:00 pm
Refreshments compliments of Pensacola Archaeological Society
6:30 pm
Dr. Dennis Montagna Historian National Park Service, Northeast Region (Philadelphia)
The African Burial Ground National Monument: A Forgotten History Comes to Light

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
9:00‐11:00 am: Cemetery Resource Protection Training (CRPT) workshop (marker cleaning) at Magnolia Cemetery (“A” & Brainerd Street). Sarah Miller and Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Northeast and Northwest Region staff. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE BUT RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, call UWF Archaeology Institute at 850.474.3015 to reserve your space.

11:30‐1:00: BYO Brown Bag Lunch: Discussion of the Colored Citizen Newspaper (1914-­‐1954) Project. UWF Archivist Dean DeBolt and UWF Historic Trust Archivist Jacquelyn Wilson. Voices of Pensacola Multi-­‐Cultural Center (117 E. Government Street). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE.

2:00‐4:00 pm: Historic Masonry Specialists in Action: Monument Conservation Collaborative (MCC) at work on the Spencer Bibb vernacular-­‐style monument in historic Montgomery-­‐John the Baptist Cemetery (8th Avenue & Cross Street). The UWF Archaeology Institute is funding MCC participation in the BTH Project. Conservation of the Spencer Bibb monument is sponsored in part by the Home Builders Association of West Florida. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE.

5:00‐9:00 pm: Gallery Night at Artel: Photographing the Vernacular: Art in the Cemetery. Artel Gallery (223 Palafox Place). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

John the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (101 N. 10th Avenue)
Open to the public at no charge. However, seating is limited. Please call the UWF Archaeology Institute at 850.474.3015 to reserve your space.

8:30‐9:00 am: Meet & Greet over coffee in the John the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

9:00: Welcome. Pastor Carlton Abney, John the Baptist Church

9:05‐9:25: Outdoor Libraries; Libraries of Stone. Georgia Smith (Community Historian/moderator)

9:25‐9:45: Searching for Traces of Early African Burial Traditions in Florida. Sharyn Thompson (Center for Historic Cemeteries Preservation)

9:45‐10:05: Identity and Dignity: Pensacola’s African American Cemeteries and Vernacular Markers. Margo Stringfield (University of West Florida)

10:05‐10:25: Everything but the Kitchen Sink: The Beauty and Variety of Materials Used in Vernacular Markers. Jason Church (National Park Service, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training)

10:40‐11:00: Shells: An Update from San Sebastian Cemetery (St. Augustine) and a Preliminary Look at Shells from AME Zion and Magnolia Cemeteries. Ryan Harke (University of South Florida)

11:00‐11:45: Round Table and Audience Discussion. Dennis Montagna, Jason Church, Sharyn Thompson, Georgia Smith, Ora Wills, Ryan Harke, & Margo Stringfield

11:45‐1:00: Lunch (for Workshop participants) at John the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (NO CHARGE). Note: Lunch is provided for workshop participants courtesy of John the Baptist Church. After lunch, events move to Montgomery Cemetery and on to AME Zion and Magnolia Cemeteries.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

OFF TO THE CEMETERIES!
Open to the public at no charge. Provide your own transportation.
1:00‐1:20 pm: Travel to Montgomery‐John the Baptist Cemetery (8th Avenue & Cross Street)

1:20: Unveiling of interpretative kiosk at Montgomery‐John the Baptist Cemetery

1:30‐4:30: Tours at Montgomery‐John the Baptist Cemetery

1:30‐4:30: Tours at AME Zion and Magnolia Cemeteries (“A” & Brainerd Streets)

TOUR PROGRAMS coming in August. Events to include:
UWF Students, Faculty, and Staff at individual research sites
Workshop speakers on site
Mini‐cleaning demonstrations
Masonry demonstrations
3‐D imaging demonstrations
Shell identification
Community tables

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL THE UWF ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE 850.474.3015

For more information on the By These Hands project, visit http://fpan.us/bth
Funding for this program was provided in part through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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September 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
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September 19, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119