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.
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.
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.