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Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Industry

  • 12 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 15 Aug 2016
  • 3:00 PM
  • West Mills Cemetery, Industry, Maine
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  • Registration for MOCA members begins March 15, 2016.
  • Registration for non-members begins April 30, 2016.

Registration is closed

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
  • Infill
  • 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.

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