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African American Cemeteries Forum

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Cemetery Preservation: Making Good Choices, presented by Chicora Foundation, Columbia, South Carolina.

Like any preservation project, work in cemeteries requires that you make choices. This 1-1/2 day workshop is designed for anyone beginning a cemetery "restoration" project or responsible for the care and maintenance of a historic cemetery.

Day 1, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, will explore the different types of cemeteries, monument and stone types, appropriate recordation techniques, symbolism, developing a preservation plan, landscape and maintenance issues, deterioration and appropriate repairs, cleaning stone, and ironwork issues.

Day 2, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, will look at different repair materials, cements, hydrated lime, lime putty, hydraulic lime -- and when (and why) to use each. We'll also cover pointing historic masonry in cemeteries, such as tombs and vaults.

The workshop combines carefully developed information, pass around examples, and class demonstrations -- and includes a notebook of additional materials that is yours to take home for future reference.

Chicora Foundation has 21 years experience in cemetery preservation and has worked in a number of cemeteries in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky. This is a unique opportunity to get great advice on your cemetery preservation project.

When: Thursday, February 19 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm) and Friday, February 20 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)

Where: Holiday Inn Express, 7251 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
This facility is conveniently located at Exit 9 (Garners Ferry Rd.) of I-77.

Registration: $65 ($50 early bird prior to February 5) includes breakfast bar
Thursday. Lunch on your own.

There are three convenient ways to register:
*register and pay by mail (Chicora Foundation, Inc., PO Box 8664,
Columbia, SC 29202)
*call 803-787-6910 to ensure space and then send your check by mail
*email chicora@bellsouth.net and then mail your check

Space is limited to 15, so please register early!

[reposted from AL-CEMETERY-PRESERVATION Mailing List]


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