NCPTT and the City of Huntsville, Alabama will offer a one-day hands-on workshop for the basic care and maintenance for historic cemeteries. This class is open to the public on February 23, 2017 in Huntsville, AL. The cost of the workshop is $25 per participant.
This workshop will begin with lectures in the morning before moving to historic Glenwood Cemetery in the afternoon. Lectures will cover the basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries including survey forms and tips for successful photography. Topics will also include an introduction to establishing preservation priorities in an historic cemetery. The final lecture of the morning will focus on cleaning of stone monuments and overall cemetery care. There will be ample time for questions and answers. After lunch the workshop will move to Historic Glenwood Cemetery and focus on hands-on cleaning of stone markers.
Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service) on the campus of Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches. Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops. He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Who Should Attend
This is an introductory course beneficial for cultural resources staff, trustees, genealogists, cemetery caretakers, grounds keepers, students in historic preservation, public history, and allied fields, and others interested in caring for a cemetery, whether you are doing the work yourself or working with a group to see that a site is maintained and preserved. No prior training or experience is required.
To register or for more information please call Robin Cox at 256-564-8084 with the City of Huntsville Operation Green Team, Landscape Management and Cemetery Department.