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Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Event date: 6/12/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Export event
Cemetery Preservation Workshop
Elaine Evans
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Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Illinois State Historical Society

Join us on Saturday, June 12 (rain date June 26) for a Cemetery Preservation Workshop at the Villa Marie Catholic Retreat Center and Newcomber Cemetery, 1903 East Lake Drive, Springfield, Illinois. The workshop will be facilitated by cemetery preservations/restorationists John Heider and Dawn Cobb, who will share their vast knowledge and expertise on best practices in burial grounds maintenance and repair.

The classroom portion of the workshop will be held at the Villa Maria Catholic Retreat Center, 1903 East Lake Drive in Springfield, and the field portion will be held in the Newcomer Cemetery just beyond the Villa Maria parking lot. Participants should bring a hat, gloves, sun block, and a water bottle. A lawn chair and a camera might also be desirable. Shovels, trowels, and other equipment will be available on site.

Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Sign up ASAP. Questions: Call 217-525-2781 ext 2. Leave a message if necessary.

Registration Fee (includes box lunch): $75 per person, $100 per couple. Makes checks payable to: Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) or call with credit card information.

Download registration application here.

Registration due by June 10.

Send to:
Cemetery Restoration Workshop
Illinois State Historical Society
P.O. Box 1800
Springfield, IL 62705-1800

Workshop Location:
Villa Marie Catholic Retreat Center and Newcomber Cemetery
1903 East Lake Drive
Springfield, Illinois (Map)

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