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Indiana Historical Society
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Sept 6 or 7th, 2013 – Lawrence, Indiana
Cemetery Preservation (Advanced)
Choose either Friday or Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Valley Cemetery, Lawrence (Indianapolis)
Instructor: John “Walt” Walters
Cost: $30, $25 IHS members, $22.50 Local History Partners (includes lunch)
Register by Sept. 1
Hands-on workshop to learn the essential components of advanced cemetery restoration. John Walters, professional cemetery restorer, will explain the techniques of cemetery restoration, including the kinds of mortar mixes and adhesives to use when reassembling broken stones and fallen obelisks. Then participants will spend the majority of the workshop restoring stones in the cemetery. Work with broken, leaning and misplaced stones, and disassembled obelisks under the supervision of instructors.
Oct 5, 2013 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin IN
Brad Manzenberger with Stone Revival will host a cemetery preservation workshop Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, IN from 9am to 3pm. The day will start with discussion followed by hands-on experience for each participant. This is a free event but is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will need to bring their own lunch and any beverages they will need for the day.
Topics to be discussed include:
Threats to cemeteries
Replacement bases for tablets
Resetting and Repair of tablet markers
November 13,14,15, 2013 Honolulu, HI
Cemetery Landscapes: A Practical Guide to Care and Maintenace in cooperation with the Chicora Foundation, Inc., the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, and Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii Registration. A registration form is available online at www.npi.org/register.html. The regular registration rate is $500 (2 days – Cem Pres) / $325 (1 day – Cem Landscape) / $650 (3 days – both seminars).
Workshop on Video
The video’s below are John Heider of Monticello spoke at the Harrisburg District Library about cemetery preservation and dowsing for graves. John received a Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award for 2006/2007, in recognition of his work in restoring many cemeteries in Piatt County, IL. Harrisburg