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Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics Workshop in Houston, Texas

April 24 - April 25, 2015

Houston, TX

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Cemetery Conservation Workshop at Olivewood Cemetery in Houston, Texas
April 24 and 25, 2015

NCPTT, in partnership with the Descendants of Olivewood Cemetery will offer a cemetery monument conservation basics workshop April 24, and 25, 2015. The training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds workers, and family members. The workshop registration is $25 per person and limited to 30 people, so please register early.

The lecture portion of the workshop will begin at 7:15 pm on April 24th in the Bradford Taylor Center at Trinity United Methodist Church (2600 Holman St. Houston, TX). NCPTT Materials Conservator Jason Church will talk about techniques for cemetery documentation and developing a preservation plan. The Workshop portion will begin at 9:30 am on April 25th at Olivewood Cemetery (1300 Court St. Houston, TX) and conclude at 12:30. The workshop will begin with Charles Cook leading a history tour of the site, This will be followed by conservator Jason Church leading hands-on activities including proper cleaning techniques for grave markers.

To register for the workshop contact;
The Descendants of Olivewood Cemetery

For more information on the class contact Jason Church,  jason_church@contractor.nps.gov

Olivewood Cemetery

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April 24, 2015 @ 7:15 PM
April 25, 2015 @ 12:30 PM
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Bradford Taylor Center at Trinity United Methodist Church
2600 Holman St., Houston, TX United States
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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