Friday, July 06, 2012

EVENT: Gravestone conservation workshop

Those who would like to learn how to help conserve their local or family graveyards will be pleased to know that Spirits Alive is putting on a full day event on July 28, 2012, giving folks a chance to take part in a how-to workshop for basic conservation of gravestones, with lots of hands-on practical information about how to improve and preserve endangered gravestones.

WHAT: Basic Gravestone Conservation Workshop
WHEN: Sat. July 28th, 9:00am-4:00pm with a rain date of July 29th.
WHERE: Eastern Cemetery, across from 241 Congress St., Portland, ME
COST: Suggested donation $10. Pre-registration required. Email:

"This is a hands-on workshop where we will clean and reset stones while learning best practices to identify and document work done. There will be instruction on making a new cast base for stones and simple mortaring and adhesive repair. Participants should wear work clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. We are outside all day so bring a hat, sunscreen and bug spray."

Instructor: Ta Mara Conde of Historic Gravestone Services

Limited to 15 participants.

Sponsored by Spirits Alive.

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