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Lectures held at Emmanuel Baptist Church

NCPTT, in partnership with the Historical Association of Central Louisiana, will offer a cemetery monument conservation basics workshop April 20, 2013, in Pineville, Louisiana.  The training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds workers, and family members. The workshop registration is $20 per person, this price includes a box lunch.

The lecture portion of the workshop will begin at 9:00 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church room 105. Emmanuel Baptist is located at 430 Jackson St, Alexandria, LA. NCPTT Materials Conservator Jason Church will be talking about techniques for cemetery documentation and developing a preservation plan. This will be followed by a talk on cleaning and care recommendations for historic headstones.  After lunch the workshop will travel to Rapides Cemetery for hands-on activities including proper cleaning techniques. Rapides Cemetery, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is the oldest cemetery in Rapides Parish. For more information on the class contact Jason Church,

To register for the workshop contact; Historical Association of Central Louisiana at 318-448-3952


Hands-on portion held at the Rapides Cemetery.

Hands-on portion held at the Rapides Cemetery.

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Natchitoches, LA 71457

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