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Gravestone Conservation: Experiencing and Preserving History
Course code: CSW 631
Gravestone Conservation: Experiencing and Preserving History
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For those who have or would like to have a hand in the upkeep of their local cemeteries. Assess the condition of a gravestone and several methods for recording inscriptions and epitaphs. Address materials and methods for cleaning gravestones (you’ll be encouraged to actually clean a stone and should expect to get wet), resetting leaning stones, preparing surfaces for and applying adhesive material, and bracing the repaired stone (weather permitting). Dress for work, and bring cotton gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy shoes, as well as your own beverage. Bring a bag lunch if you wish to stay through a working lunch session.
Instructor: Ta Mara Conde
Course time(s): CSW 631-2: (Location: Federal Street Cemetery, Greenfield), Saturday, 9:00 am-noon, 10/18, 1 session
Feature 10 Intended for those who already have or would like to have a hand in the upkeep of their local cemeteries. You’ll learn to assess the condition of a gravestone and several methods for recording inscriptions and epitaphs.
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