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Delaware Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop to take place on Oct. 21, 2017

Written on: October 4th, 2017 in Events News Preservation

On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a consortium of historical and preservation organizations including the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ State Historic Preservation Office will present the Delaware Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop, a day of expert presentations providing practical advice for those concerned with the preservation and maintenance of historic burial places in the First State.

Christ Church, Dover, Del. with a section of its cemetery

Christ Church, Dover, Del. with a section of its cemetery

Topics will include the history of memorializing the dead, cemetery site-mapping and recording, monument recording and preservation, vegetation identification and management, state cemetery programs, the archaeology of cemeteries and a cemetery tour with on-site identification and diagnosis of common problems.

Registration is $40 per adult/$25 per student and includes workshop attendance, beverages, continental breakfast, coffee break, deluxe lunch, and afternoon snack freshly prepared by La Baguette of Dover. A limited number of reduced-fee scholarships are available.

Preferred registration is via PayPal at the following website: http://asdweb.startlogic.com/id57.html. For additional information, e-mail john.mccarthy@state.de.us or call 302-739-9188.

The Delaware Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop is sponsored by the Archaeological Society of Delaware; Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ State Historic Preservation Office; Delaware Public Archives; Delaware State Parks’ Time Travelers Program; Friends of Old Dover; Friends of the African Union Church Cemetery; National Park Service, Northeast Region, Monument Research and Preservation Program; Preservation Delaware; and the University of Delaware’s Center for Historic Architecture and Design.

 


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