NCPTT, in partnership with the Historic Natchez Foundation  will offer a cemetery monument conservation basics workshop May 11, 2013, 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 box lunch.

The lecture portion of the workshop will begin at 9:00 at the offices of the Historic Natchez Foundation (108 S. Commerce St.). NCPTT Materials Conservator Jason Church will be talking about techniques for cemetery documentation and developing a preservation plan followed by a talk on cleaning and care recommendations for historic headstones.  After lunch the workshop will travel to Natchez City Cemetery for hands-on activities including proper cleaning techniques. For more information on the class contact Jason Church, jason_church@contractor.nps.gov

Participants clean marble headstones during the December workshop.

Participants clean marble headstones during the December workshop.

This workshop is a follow-up to the sold out workshop that was held on December 1, 2012.

More information can be found on the official flyer (Natchez Cemetery Workshop ). To register for the workshop contact;

Trevor Brown

Historic Natchez Foundation
108 S. Commerce St.
Natchez, MS 39120
(601)442-2500
trevorbrown@natchez.org

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One Response to Cemetery Conservation Workshop in Natchez, Mississippi

  1. Oolong Tea says:

    Sounds like a really interesting workshop! If I was around I would totally join up. Appreciate you sharing this information with us.

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