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$ Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries $

This workshop will begin with a morning presentation covering:

  • the basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries, including survey forms and successful photography,
  • establishing preservation priorities
  • cleaning stone monuments
  • basic cemetery care

After the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and answers before moving to High Point’s Oakwood Cemetery in the afternoon for hands-on cleaning of stone markers.

NCPC wishes to thank the High Point Historical Society for its generous sponsorship of this workshop.

 Who should attend?

This training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds keepers, and family members.  No prior training or experience is required.  Please send an email to jason_church@contractor.nps.gov, if you would like to request that a particular topic or challenge, related to your specific site, be covered.  Registration will be limited to 30 participants.

When and where?

November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gather at the High Point Museum for morning refreshments, informational sessions, and lunch (instruction will begin at 9:30)

Afternoon session at Oakwood Cemetery
512 Steele Street, High Point

For more about the cemetery, see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oakwood-Cemetery/408168822535304


Jason Church, National Center for Preservation Technology

Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, LA. 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.


Registration forms and payment must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 24, 2017. Registration will be capped at 30 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail the form and your check  to:

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
PO Box 2651
Durham, NC 27715

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
High Point - High Point Museum
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