ExpiredConserving Gravestones and Cemeteries

  • Conserving Gravestones and Cemeteries - 1st workshop on
    September 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Conservators Dennis Montagna, National Park Service, and Francis Miller, Conserve Art, and Vermont Landscape Architect and executive director of The Stone Trust, Brian Post, for three different programs about conserving gravestones and cemeteries.  Planning, conditions assessments, best practices in stone conservation and landscape and tree management will be discussed at three different programs.

Who will benefit?   Cemetery commissioners, historic preservation commissioners, masons, architects, engineers, town road and maintenance crew members, municipal officials, cemetery sextons, and cemetery and gravestone enthusiasts.

These programs are held in venues accessible to people with disabilities.  Please contact us if we may assist you with accommodations such as large print materials or interpretation.  The terrain in the cemetery is uneven.  Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Attend one or all three programs.
Pre-registration required. Please register by September 9, close of business. 
Scholarship assistance available for the day-long programs.
Register by phoning 802-674-6752 or via Eventbrite button below.

1) An Introduction to Stone Conservation and Landscape Best Practices.
Thursday, September 12
Free and open to all will take place at the Windsor Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Avenue.
6:00 pm -9:30 pm Lectures present an overview of best practices in the care and maintenance of historic cemeteries and stones.

2) Conditions Assessments and Best practices for Stone Conservation and Landscape Preservation
Friday, September 13
– $20 includes lunch- Day-long training in conditions assessments and treatment at the Old South Cemetery, Main Street, Windsor, VT
9-5 pm – limited to 20 participants. 

3) Hands on training and Demonstrations in Stone conservation and landscape preservation
Saturday, September 14
– $20 includes lunch- Day-long training in hands-on treatment of cemetery stones at the Old South Cemetery, Main Street< Windsor VT
9-4 pm – limited to 20 participants

This workshop is made possible by a grant from the US National Park Service to the Certified Local Government Program administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation awarded to the Town of Windsor and Historic Windsor, Inc. Matching and In-kind funds and services are provided by the Town of Windsor, Historic Windsor, Inc., The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. The Landmann Family fund at the Vermont community Foundations and an anonymous donor.  Special thanks to the Windsor Vermont Historical Association and Saint-Gaudens NHP for support and publicity assistance as well.

For more information, please email peihwi@gmail.com or call 802.674.6752

Mature landscapes present challenges.
Old South Cemetery, Windsor, Vermont