NCPTT, in partnership with the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office, will offer a cemetery monument conservation basics workshop May 18, 2012, in Lake Geneva, Wisc.  The training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds workers, and family members.

The lecture portion of the workshop will begin at 9:00 at Horticultural Hall. 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. Wisconsin Historical Society’s Chip Brown will be presenting on the state’s burial laws. After lunch the workshop will travel to Pioneer cemetery for hands-on activities including proper cleaning techniques and resetting tips.. For more information on the class contact Jason Church, jason_church@contractor.nps.gov

To register for the workshop contact

Rick Bernstein
Field Services-Southern Region
Wisconsin Historical Society
608 264 6583
Rick.Bernstein@wisconsinhistory.org

Or go to the workshop website at; http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/localhistory/workshops/

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