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Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Ellsworth [Beginners]

  • 20 Jul 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 23 Jul 2018
  • 3:00 PM
  • Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, ME
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  • Registration opens June 1, 2018

Registration is closed

This is a Beginners Workshop to teach all the skills covered in past MOCA four-day conservator-led workshops.  Participation is limited to those who have not participated in a previous MOCA four-day workshop.

This is 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. 

Our MOCA Workshop Committee urges workshop participants to donate as generously as they are able to help cover workshop expenses of about $1,000 per day.  Any funds collected in excess of program expenses will be re-invested into the MOCA workshop fund.

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 out to MOCA.

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