General Registration Now Closed!
If you are interested in this workshop and want to be included on our wait list, please click on the link to the left to submit your wait list inquiry. Wait listed individuals will be notified by email in the order received (by date) should any spots become available.
Professional gravestone conservator Joe Ferrannini of Grave Stone Matters in Hoosick Falls, NY, offers a unique opportunity to learn about gravestone preservation and acquire essential conservation skills as well as practice through hands-on experience.
Learn how to:
- Properly and safely clean and repair gravestones
- Straighten leaning stones
- Reset fallen stones
- Build and rebuild bases
- Repair broken stones using epoxy
- Use a tripod for resetting monuments
- Ensure what is happening in your local cemetery is safe for the stones
Ideally participants will attend all four days, but that’s not always possible. We cannot forecast what activities will happen on which day, as the instruction and practice are based on what onsite damage we find as we work in the cemetery.
There is NO registration fee for this workshop. MOCA urges workshop participants to donate generously as they are able to help cover workshop expenses of about $1,000 per day. Don’t hesitate to register based on your ability to donate, however. Our goal is to promote the use of correct materials and practices when working in cemeteries and to encourage workshop participants to share the skills they learn. Donations will be accepted each day of the workshop. Checks should be made payable to MOCA.
MOCA members will be able to register early - starting March 15, 2016 - before general registration opens on May 2016.
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MOCA News Release: Cemetery Preservation Workshop