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April 26, 2013

A.M. UPDATE: Cherokees to host workshop on cemetery monument conservation

TAHLEQUAH — After two successful years of workshops, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, Preservation Oklahoma and The Saline Preservation Association are again partnering to teach people about gravestone and cemetery monument conservation.

The workshops are May 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tahlequah Public Cemetery. The goal is to educate participants in all aspects of basic gravestone conservation. Lunch will be provided.

“The Saline Preservation Association is excited to partner again for the third year,” Lisa Melchior, president of The Saline Preservation Association and Preservation Oklahoma board member, said in a media release. “Participants from the past workshops have been able to take new skills and techniques back to their communities and broaden the scope of historic preservation. It’s amazing what one person can do with a few tools and a little know-how.”

The conservation workshops are led by a professional gravestone and masonry conservator and member of the Preservation Trades Network, Jonathan Appell.

Tools and most materials will be provided for the workshops.

Appell has performed gravestone preservation and planning projects on many historic cemeteries throughout the U.S., including the Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C.; The Granary in Boston; Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, N.Y.; The First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greensboro, N.C.; and The New Haven Crypt in New Haven, Conn.

To register and pay the one-time $25 fee to participate in the gravestone conservation workshop, contact Preservation Oklahoma at (405) 525-5325, or Attendees are encouraged to participate in both days of the workshop and should bring a folding chair for comfort.


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