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Preserving Historic Cemeteries

November 3, 2017

High Point, NC

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Preserving Historic Cemeteries

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
High Point Museum

This workshop will begin with a morning presentation covering:

The basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries, including survey forms and successful photography,
Establishing preservation priorities
Cleaning stone monuments
Basic cemetery care
After the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers before moving to High Point’s Oakwood Cemetery in the afternoon for hands-on cleaning of stone markers.

Who should attend?

This training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds keepers, and family members. No prior training or experience is required. Please send an email to jason_church@contractor.nps.gov, if you would like to request that a particular topic or challenge, related to your specific site, be covered. Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Registration deadline is October 24, 2017. For registration information, please see our workshop page.
NCPC wishes to thank the High Point Historical Society for its generous sponsorship of this workshop.

Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, LA. Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops. He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)*
$75 (non-member**)

*Staff who work at member institutions may register at the member rate. To see if your institution is a member, visit our membership page.

**Non-members receive a 1-year NCPC individual membership with their registration. NCPC members receive registration discounts on workshops and our annual conference. See our membership website for additional benefits.


Registration forms and payment must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 24, 2017. Registration will be capped at 30 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail the form and your check to:

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
PO Box 2651
Durham, NC 27715

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High Point Museum<br /><small></small>
1859 E Lexington Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119