Jason Church performs testing

Jason Church performs testing

There are many good resources for more information about cemetery preservation, including books, nonprofit organizations, and Internet sites.

For more information, check out the following:

Graveyard Preservation Primer

A Graveyard Preservation Primer by Lynn Strangstad. This book covers the
entire spectrum and includes surveying a cemetery to determine what most needs to
be repaired or restored, preparing a plan for a restoration project, documenting
data from and about the stones, cleaning, repairing and resetting stones.


The Association for Gravestone Studies was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering
study and preservation of gravestones. (413) 772-0836.



Save Our Cemeteries, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1974 to preserve, protect, and promote historic cemeteries of New Orleans. (504) 525-3377.


St. Louis Cemetery #1

Learn more about preservation efforts at St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans through the website:


This project is a joint effort by the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation Office of Cultural Development and Tourism, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Save Our Cemeteries, Inc., The Archdiocese of New Orleans, The Graduate School of Fine Arts University of Pennsylvania, The
School of Architecture Tulane University, and others.

Chicora Foundation

The Chicora Foundation, Inc. is located in Columbia, South Carolina and specializes in cemetery history and preservation. (803) 787-6910.


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