|Wooden Artifacts in Cemeteries: A Reference Manual (2007-10)|
This project is about saving historic wooden artifacts in cemeteries. Cemeteries are important repositories of local and national history, valued not only for the stories they tell, but also for their emotional and civic connections.
|Wooden Artifacts in Cemeteries: A Reference Manual|
NCPTT has received the PTT grant product “Wooden Artifacts in Cemeteries: A Reference Manual,” submitted by the Historic Preservation Commission; the City of Aspen, Colorado, and Anthony & Associates.
|Who Wants to Preserve A Cemetery? (Episode 1)|
NCPTT recently recorded its first podcast. In it, conservator Jason Church talks about NCPTT’s cemetery monument conservation initiative and about his experiences growing up that led him to the field of cemetery conservation.
|What about Soapstone?|
If a soapstone marker is in the need of cleaning. I would only recommend the softest of brushes and water, I have used a baby hair brush with great results. The biggest thing to keep in mind it how very soft this stone is, some soapstones have a value of 1 to 2 on the ...
|VA Cemetery Cleaning Study Progress Report Completed|
NCPTT’s Mary Striegel and Jason Church completed a progress report, “Comparative Study of Commercially Available Cleaners for Use on Federally-Issued Headstones” for the Department of Veteran Affairs National Cemetery Administration.
|They Died in Rome: Preservation of an Active, Historic Cemetery for Foreigners||01/17/2011|
|The Restoration Technology in the Russian Necropolis||08/12/2011|
|The Cycle of Use, Neglect, and Renewal in Historic Family Cemeteries of Niagara, Ontario||08/12/2011|
|The Commonwealth War Graves Commission in the Americas||09/23/2011|
|The Challenges of Treating Delaminating Slate Headstones: New Treatments with New Materials||08/12/2011|
|Telnet: Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care|
NCPTT will broadcast its first telnet course, “Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care,” on Jan. 30, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.
|Stopping the Hands of Time: 9 Tips for Cemetery Preservation|
Here are nine tips for cemetery preservation that I have learned.
|Stace Miller Awarded B.S. in Chemistry and Math|
Stace Miller, a longtime undergraduate intern at NCPTT, received a B.S. in chemistry and an B.S. in Math from Northwestern State University of Louisiana on May 9.
|Southeast Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop|
NCPTT held its Southeast Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop at St. Michaels Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., on Oct. 23-25.
|Smithsonian workshop to feature NCPTT research|
NCPTT’s comparative research on cleaners for cemetery headstones will be featured as part of the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute’s workshop on microbial colonization of stone. The workshop will be held April 20-22, 2009 in Washington, DC.
|Shaving Cream: Genealogist’s Friend or Cemetery Conservator’s Foe?|
We do not advocate the use of shaving cream for investigating inscriptions on stone. The shaving cream has natural emollients for softening the skin. These emollients have oils and moisture holding agents that can have detrimental effects on the stone.
|Scaling and Deterioration of Granite Monuments|
NCPTT’s Jason Church presented the results of recent research on the scaling and deterioration of granite monuments.
|Scale on Granite Headstones|
NCPTT graduate intern Caitlin O’Grady has begun a study to examine scale that has been widely found on granite headstones.
|Saving and Preserving Burial Grounds of Enslaved African Americans||08/13/2011|
|Safe Hoist Operation for Lifting Stone||12/18/2012|
|Returning the Forest to Forest Lawn: Tree Planting Strategies for Historic Landscapes||08/12/2011|
|Returning From Oblivion: The Reemergence of a World War II Memorial Sundial||08/12/2011|
|Resetting a Stone Grave Marker (2007-02)|
Materials Conservator Jason Church demonstrates how to properly reset stone grave marker.
|Reimagining August Bloedner’s 32nd Indiana Infantry Monument (1862)||08/19/2011|
|Red Jacket: Sculpture Conservation Treatment in Forest Lawn Cemetery||08/12/2011|
|Recolocación Básica de Monumentos|
English Español Trataremos de enseñar los procedimientos básicos para recolocar una lápida de piedra. Hay dos cosas importantes que recordar. Lo primero es asegurarse de la seguridad personal y lo segundo es no hacer daño a la lápida como tal. Estas son estructuras delicadas pero pesadas y se debe de ejercitar una gran cantidad de cuidado y ...
|Preservation Studies Summer Field School at Tulane|
This summer, NCPTT, the Tulane School of Architecture, the Preservation Trades Network, and Save Our Cemeteries hosted training on treatments for above ground cemeteries damaged during Hurricane Katrina. Topics included masonry applications, preservation technology, limewash, appropriate treatments for tombs, and a history of the cemeteries of New Orleans. This video was produced by Tulane University.
|Preservation of Ornamental Iron|
NCPTT, in partnership with Monroe County History Center at Indiana University, will conduct a workshop focused on the techniques and knowledge needed to preserve ornamental ironwork in an architectural setting, October 7-8, 2011 in Bloomington, Ind.. The class will be split between classroom lectures and in the field hands-on activities. For more information contact Jason ...
|Preservation at Antietam|
Mary Striegel and Jason Church conducted visits to the Antietam National Battlefield and the Harper’s Ferry Conservation Center immediately after the TELNPS course.
|Portland Cement Vs Historic Gravestones||09/09/2011|
|Photogrammetric Documentation of Weathered and Damaged Headstones at the Cataraqui Cemetery,Kingston Ontario||08/13/2011|
|Phase 2 Comparative Study of Commercially Available Cleaners|
Jason Church began the second phase of this joint study with the National Cemetery Administration.
|Partnership studies environmentally friendly cleaner on historic monument||11/13/2008|
|Our History Rests Here: Preservation and Restoration of Historic Cemeteries||10/31/2012|
|Ornamental Iron Workshop|
The purpose of this event was to educate people about the differences in cast and wrought iron and preservation/restoration methods for each type of material. This workshop proved useful to anyone who cares for historic buildings, parks, or cemeteries.
|NPI presents 2013 cemetery workshops||03/18/2013|
|Not Seeing the Cemetery for the Monuments: Understanding the Importance of Preservation Assessments||08/12/2011|
|New England Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop: October 7-9, 2008|
$695 per participant. Topics Will Include: Condition Assessments, Conservation Ethics, Protection, Cleaning, Stone Loss Repairs, Bases and Resetting, Adhesion & Reinforced Repair, Consolidation.
|New England Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop|
NCPTT and the City of New London will deliver the sixth annual New England Cemetery Monument Conservation workshop on October 7-9, 2008, in New London, Conn.
|NCPTT Research Presented at AIC|
Jason Church and Stace Miller presented results of NCPTT research at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation in Denver Colorado, April 21-24.
|NCPTT Provides Archeology Technical Assistance to Louisiana State Exhibit Museum|
NCPTT recently provided technical assistance to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport regarding concerns about the condition of several archeological copper objects associated with the Gahagan burials that were excavated in the 1930s.
|NCPTT Partners with HPTC|
NCPTT has partnered with the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center to provide for the assessment, repair, and conservation of the Arsenal and Macomb Monuments located within Congressional Cemetery.
|NCPTT Installs FTIR Spectrometric Microscope to Analyze Cultural Materials|
A new Perkin Elmer Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) spectrometric microscope was recently installed in the NCPTT research labs.
|NCPTT holds sixth Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop|
NCPTT’s held its sixth annual Cemetery Monument Conservation workshop October 7-9, 2008, in New London, Connecticut. Twenty-six registrants participated in a variety of hands-on sessions.
|NCPTT helps Girl Scouts earn Save Outdoor Sculpture patch||04/08/2013|
|NCPTT Held Cemetery Conservation Basics in Morris, IL|
NCPTT and the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office hosted a half-day Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics Workshop in Morris, Illinois. on May 17, 2008.
|NCPTT Consults on Repair of Tomb of the Unknowns|
NCPTT is providing consultation to Arlington National Cemetery on maintenance and repair of the “Tomb of the Unknowns.”
|NCPTT completes Historic Congressional Cemetery Monuments Study|
NCPTT researchers, in partnership with masonry experts from NPS Historic Preservation Training Center, recently completed a study to develop treatments for use on marble monuments in Historic Congressional Cemetery.
|NCPTT Cemetery Monument Basics Course on June 16, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas|
Topics covered in the workshop include grave marker cleaning, basic resetting, materials identification, and ethical issues.
|NCPTT and Department of Veterans Affairs Continue Headstone Study|
The Department of Veteran Affairs agreed to fund NCPTT’s two-year continuation of the comparative study of commercially available cleaners for use on federally issued headstones.
|Nationwide Monument Conservation at National Cemeteries: Planning, Management, and Treatment Implementation||08/13/2011|
|Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit Poster Abstracts|
This post outlines the contents of the poster presentations at the Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit which will be held from October 19-21, 2009 in Nashville, TN.
|Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit Abstracts and Video|
Schedule and abstracts for the Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit from October 19-21, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. Register before September 11, 2009 for $299 ($399 thereafter). Key sessions are expected to include Archeology, Mapping and Documentation, Landscapes, Engineering Challenges, Issues in National Cemeteries, and Materials Conservation.
|Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit|
The Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit will be held October 19-21, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The program will feature contributed papers, a poster session, and an optional half day of field sessions and workshops.
|Modern Problems in Historic Cemeteries||08/12/2011|
|Maintaining Leadworks for Cemetery Monuments and Mausolea||08/13/2011|
|Made from My Own Hand: An Introduction to Concrete Grave Markers||08/13/2011|
|Live Webcast – Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit|
A live webcast of the Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit was streamed on October 19. 2009. View the webcast.
|Limpieza Básica para Monumentos (2007-01)|
Hola, en este video le estaremos enseñando los procedimientos básicos para limpiar lápidas de piedra. Hay dos cosas que se deben de recordar: lo primero es que siempre hay que asegurarse de la seguridad personal y lo segundo es no hacer daño a la lápida como tal.
|Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers Video|
Many fallen or sunken grave markers are too large or weigh too much to be reset by hand. For these markers a mechanical hoisting or lifting system must be used. There are many types of lifting systems in use from very complex cranes and truck mounted hydraulic booms to less complex gantries and tripod hoists. ...
|Learning from the Dead|
Graveyards can be excellent resources for studying art, language, social and family history, cultural landscapes, and even the natural sciences.
|JRTC and Fort Polk Host Heritage Day Celebration|
The Joint Readiness Training Center and Ft. Polk hosted their first Heritage Day Celebration on Nov. 3, 2007 at Ft. Polk, La.
|Iron Fencing Care Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana|
NCPTT, in partnership with Monroe County History Center at Indiana University, conducted a workshop focused on the techniques and knowledge needed to preserve ornamental ironwork in an architectural setting. This workshop begin with an opening lecture session at 6:30 p.m. by NCPTT’s Materials Conservator Jason Church on Friday, October 14th at the History Center in Bloomington, Indiana. ...
|Iron Fence Repair (2007-03)|
Materials Conservator Jason Church demonstrates how to properly repair an iron fence.
|International Cemetery Preservation Summit||08/12/2013|
|Interim Report on Commercially Available Cleaners for use on Federally issued Headstones|
NCPTT and the Department of Veteran Affairs, National Cemetery Administration has released the interim report entitled, Comparative Study of Commercially Available Cleaners for use on Federally-issued Headstones.
|In Small Things Remembered: The William Peters Reeves Grave Memorial at Kenyon College||08/13/2011|
|Identification of Unmarked Graves (2008-01)|
Near-surface geophysical techniques, including ground-penetrating radar, magnetometry, electrical resistivity, and electromagnetic conductivity, have become primary tools in the detection of unmarked human interments.
|Identification of Unmarked Graves|
A critical and long-standing challenge in the preservation field has been finding unmarked graves.
|Hurricane Recovery Cemetery Consultation|
NCPTT recently provided a daylong consultation with David Patterson and Brett Smith of Sipapu Cemetery Services.
|Historic Congressional Cemetery’s Arsenal and Macombe Monuments|
Historic Congressional Cemetery’s Arsenal and Macombe Monuments have been the focus of NCPTT’s recent research into cleaning technologies for grave markers.
|Harriette Merrifield Forbes Award|
NCPTT was awarded the Harriette Merrifield Forbes Award for its Cemetery Preservation Initiative.
|Handcrafted Gravemarkers of Julius “Jesse” Thomas||08/13/2011|
|Fragile Grounds: Mapping South Louisiana’s Cemeteries||08/13/2011|
|Finding Avondale: Remote Sensing for an Unmarked Cemetery in Difficult Subsurface Conditions||08/12/2011|
|Evaluation of Commercially Available Cleaners on Federally Issued Headstones|
The Department of Veteran Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, has entered into a new interagency agreement with NCPTT to continue the evaluation of commercially available cleaners for use on federally-issued headstones.
|Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care Available Online|
NCPTT will make excerpts from its Jan. 30 Tel-Net course “Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care,” available online.
|Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care|
Materials Research Chief Mary Striegel and Materials Conservator Jason Church conduct a TEL NPS course “Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care” broadcast on January 30, 2007.
|Essentials for Cemetery Monument Care TelNPS|
This course emphasizes sound maintenance techniques for cemetery and commemorative monuments that are sustainable, cyclic, non-invasive, and do no harm. The course will address documentation, maintenance plans, stone deterioration, cleaning, and resetting headstones.
|Down to Earth: Conservation Decision-Making for Historic Cemeteries||08/12/2011|
|Disaster Preparedness and Response for Historic Cemeteries||08/28/2013|
|Deadline: Call for Presentations for the Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit|
NCPTT is soliciting oral and poster presentations that focus on research and innovation in cemetery conservation and preservation for the NCPTT’s Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit to be held in Nashville, Tenn., October 19-21, 2009.
|Cultural Resources Diversity Intern to Develop Oral Traditions Project|
NCPTT has been granted a cultural diversity intern for summer 2008 through the NPS Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program.
|Conservation Consultation at Oakland Cemetery|
The cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was officially opened 1847 and its fence and walls were added in 1905.
|Congressional Cemetery Comprehensive Condition Assessment Conducted|
Mary Striegel and Jason Church of NCPTT conducted a comprehensive condition assessment and documentation of the Macomb and the U.S. Arsenal Monuments in Washington, DC’s, historic Congressional Cemetery.
|Comparative Study of Commercially Available Cleaners for Use on Federally-Issued Headstones|
This report provides information and progress on the comparative study of commercially available cleaners for federally issued headstones.
|CMC Basics in Lake Geneva, WI|
NCPTT, in partnership with the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office, will offer a cemetery monument conservation basics workshop May 2012, in Lake Geneva, Wisc. The training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds workers, and family members. This one-day workshop will focus on cemetery documentation, condition assessment, master plans, and proper ...
|Cleaning and Resetting Headstones|
NCPTT produced two five-minute video clips on proper techniques for cleaning and resetting cemetery headstones as companion pieces to its recent TELNPS course, “Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care.”
|Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker (2007-01)|
Materials Conservator Jason Church demonstrates how to properly clean a stone grave marker.
|Church Participates in Cemetery Preservation Planning at Saving Places 2008|
NCPTT’s Jason Church participated in a session on cemetery preservation planning and maintenance as part of Saving Places 2008, Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s annual historic preservation conference.
|Church Conducts Field Work on Comparitive Study of Commercially Available Cleaners for Headstones|
NCPTT’s Jason Church conducted fieldwork as part of a comparative study of commercially available cleaners for use on federally issued headstones.
|Church Conducts Cemetery Site Visits|
NCPTT’s Jason Church is conducting site visits in preparation for the 2008 Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics Course to be held in Morris, Illinois, in June and the 2008 Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop to be held in New London, Connecticut in October.
|Church and Morgan Represent NCPTT at Louisiana Preservation Alliance|
Jason Church and David W. Morgan represented NCPTT at the Louisiana Preservation Alliance annual meeting, held May 5, 2007 in Monroe, Louisiana.
|Cenotaphs Preservation at Congressional Cemetery|
On Feb. 1, NCPTT offered technical advice to the Historic Preservation Training Center about the cleaning and repair of 165 cenotaphs located in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
|Cemetery TelNPS Courses in January 2008|
NCPTT will hold two TelNPS courses in January. The Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care program will air on Jan. 17 from 1 to 3 EST.
|Cemetery TelNPS Courses Held in January|
NCPTT held two TelNPS courses in January. The Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care program aired on Jan. 17 and featured cemetery and commemorative monument maintenance techniques that are sustainable, cyclic, non-invasive and do no harm.
|Cemetery Restoration Resources|
There are many good resources for more information about cemetery preservation, including books, nonprofit organizations, and Internet sites.
|Cemetery Preservation Videos Available in Spanish|
NCPTT recently released Spanish-language translations of its “Basic Stone Monument Cleaning” and “Basic Resetting Vol. 1″ instructional videos.
|Cemetery Preservation Training Expanded|
NCPTT is expanding its training in Cemetery Monument Conservation to three levels in 2006: Basic, Introductory, and Advanced.
|Cemetery Preservation Basics Workshop in Hot Springs Arkansas|
On September 29, NCPTT and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program held a Cemetery Preservation Basics Workshop in Hot Springs, Ark.
|Cemetery Monument Restoration Workshop at Crown Hill Cemetery|
Cemetery Monument Restoration Workshop at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 4, 2010 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. $30 registration fee.
|Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics in Savannah, GA|
On June 12-14, 2008, in Savannah, Georgia, NCPTT and the Georgia State Municipal Cemeteries Association will host a half-day Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics workshop.
|Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics|
Jason Church and Bianca Garcia conducted a Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics workshop at City Cemetery No. 1, San Antonio, Texas on June 16, 2007.
|Cemetery Landscape Preservation Workshop: September 16-17, 2008|
NCPTT will hold its first Cemetery Landscape Preservation Workshop on Sept. 16-17, 2008, in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
This webinar will cover the basics needed for Cemetery Documentation. The talk will run one hour of lecture with a following half hour for questions and answers. Topics covered in this talk will include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms followed by an overview of definitions general needed in cemetery documentation. Definitions covered are ...
|Cemetery Conservation Workshop in Pineville, Louisiana||03/28/2013|
|Cemetery Conservation Workshop in Natchez, Mississippi|
NCPTT, in partnership with the Historic Natchez Foundation and Copiah-Lincoln Community College, will offer a cemetery monument conservation basics workshop December 1, 2012, in Natchez, Mississippi. 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, this price includes a ...
|Cemetery Conservation Workshop in Natchez, Mississippi||12/20/2012|
|Cemetery Conservation Workshop in Natchez, Mississippi||02/27/2013|
|Cemetery Conservation Workshop Held in Virginia City, NV|
The scenic Silver Terrace Cemetery was the setting for NCPTT’s Southwest Regional Cemetery Conservation Workshop held in Virginia City, Nev. Sept. 26-28, 2006.
|Cemetery Biological Growth Study Phase II Begins|
NCPTT is moving forward with the second phase of a two-year study to evaluate the effectiveness of commercial chemical cleaners for the removal of biological growth and dirt from federally issued headstones.
|Care and Preservation of Iron Fence Work|
NCPTT has completed filming and production of a new video about the care and preservation of iron fence work found in cemeteries.
|Call for presentations, International Cemetery Preservation Summit||02/13/2013|
|Caleb Johnson Joins NCPTT Materials Research Program as a Graduate Assistant|
Caleb Johnson recently joined NCPTT’s materials research program as a graduate assistant.
|Calculating the Weight of Stone||12/18/2012|
|Best Practice Recommendations for Cleaning Government-Issued Marble Headstones||07/21/2011|
|Basics for Iron Fencing Care TelNPS|
This course emphasizes sound maintenance technqiues for historic iron fences. These resources could be located around cemetery markers, commemorative monuments, or architectural features.
|African-American and Creole Traditions Surrounding Death in the Cane River Region|
The purpose of this project is to capture the traditions surrounding burial practices of African-American and Creole community members in the Cane River area to preserve this information for future generations.
|African American Burial Traditions in the Cane River Region|
NCPTT’s Cultural Diversity Intern, Candida D’Avanzo, is studying African American burial traditions in the Cane River region.
|Advising HPTC on Cleaning Cenotaphs|
The work, which is funded by the National Cemetery Administration, began in Oct. 2006 and is expected to continue into FY 2008.
|3D Modeling of a Gravestone||04/18/2013|
|2013 International Cemetery Preservation Summit|
NCPTT, in partnership with the Canadian Ministry of Culture, will host a two and a half day conference in Niagra Falls, NY-Ontario, Canada, July 2012. The conference will include oral presentations, posters, and a half-day field session on the conservation of all aspects of cemetery care and conservation. The conference is open to conservation professionals, ...
|2008 Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop|
NCPTT and the City of New London, Conn., will present the sixth annual Cemetery Monument Conservation workshop on October 7-9, 2008.
|2007 Southeast Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop|
$695 per person. October 23-25, 2007.
|2007 Southeast Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop|
NCPTT and the University of West Florida will host the Southeast Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop on October 23-25 at St. Michaels Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
|2007 Cemetery Monument Conservation Photos|
NCPTT held the Southeast Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop at St. Michaels Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida on October 23-25, 2007.
|2007 Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics Workshop: San Antonio|
San Antonio, TX · June 16, 2007. 9:00AM to 12:00 PM.
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