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Moscow Cemetery Hands-On Preservation Workshop October 8th in Prescott, AR

moscow-cemetery-ar-4-10-2016The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host two free cemetery preservation workshops this October in the towns of Prescott and Lamar, Arkansas.

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the first cemetery preservation workshop will be held near Prescott, Arkansas, at the Moscow Cemetery located at the junction of Nevada County Roads 23 and 260.  James “Rusty” Brenner of Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC (on Facebook here) and Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC (on Facebook here) will lead the hands-on workshop and cover topics including cleaning, repairing, resetting, and leveling gravestones as well as information on suitable cleaning products and preservation techniques.  In addition, Dr. Victor Ford, director of the Southwest Research and Extension Service in Hope, will speak during the lunch hour on the topic of eliminating privet hedges, an invasive, non-native plant that is all too common in Arkansas.moscow-cemetery-ar-1-10-2016

Moscow Cemetery, Prescott, AR

Moscow Cemetery, Prescott, AR

In addition, on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a cemetery preservation workshop will be held at Brown Cemetery on Arkansas Highway 359, near Lamar, Arkansas. Monuments conservator, Jonathan Appell, will lead the workshop.  In addition, Appell will also speak on cemetery preservation at the Johnson County Historical Society at 131 Main Street in Clarksville at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Registration is limited to 40 people per workshop, and lunch will be provided.  Participants are encouraged to bring knee pads, gloves and hats.

To register for a workshop, or for more information, contact Holly Hope at (501) 324-9880, snail mail Holly at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, or send an e-mail message to Holly at holly.hope@arkansas.gov.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering, and preserving Arkansas’ cultural resources.  You can find the AHPP on Facebook here.

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“Bringing it Back”- Cemetery Maintenance & Safety Workshop in Rison, AR on September 29th

On Thursday, September 29th, 2016, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service & Arkansas Historic Preservation Program are co-hosting a free Cemetery Maintenance and Safety Workshop to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Rowell Cemetery, Highway 63, Rison, AR 71665, next to the Center Missionary Baptist Church.

James “Rusty” Brenner of Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC and Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC will lead the hands-on workshop and cover topics including cleaning, repairing, resetting, and leveling gravestones as well as information on suitable cleaning products and preservation techniques.

Holly Hope, Special Projects Historian for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will speak on cemetery landscaping, safety, grant opportunities, and other cemetery issues.

Program Topics Include:

Walk & Talk: Best Practices for Maintaining and Surveying Cemeteries

Proper Cleaning & Repair Materials for Headstones

New Cemetery Grant Opportunities

Hands-On Methods at Cemetery Site (Landscaping/Tools/Materials)

Fire Ant Abatement Tips

There is no charge to attend but the hosts request that you RSVP to the Cleveland County Extension Service Office at 870-325-6321 so that materials will be available for each attendee. Refreshments will be served.

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Twilight Cemetery Tour & Gravestone Care Workshop October 1st in Marshall, TX

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“O Death Where Is Thy Sting? O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory?” Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, TX

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James F. Starr and Clara Clapp Starr Gravestone, Marshall, TX

The Texas Historical Commission and Starr Family Home State Historic Site invites you to a very special Gravestone Care Workshop and Twilight Cemetery Tour in the historic Greenwood Cemetery in Marshall, Texas, on October 1, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Come and learn how to properly clean and care for gravestones with James “Rusty” Brenner, owner and craftsperson of Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC and Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC.

The event will begin with hands-on demonstrations and discussions of cemetery preservation lead by cemetery conservator, James “Rusty” Brenner.  Then stay for a twilight tour of the historic Greenwood Cemetery.  The workshop and tour are both free and will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Greenwood Cemetery is located behind ETBU, at the intersection of East Avenue and One Tiger Drive in Marshall, TX.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Starr Family Home State Historic Site at 903-935-3044, or starr-family-home@thc.texas.gov.

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Hattie & Baby Monument, Marshall, TX

 

Hands-on Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop to be held Sept. 26th in Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Historical Commission invites you to a Hands-On Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop on Saturday, September 26th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  James “Rusty” Brenner, craftsperson and owner of Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC, will lead the workshop first in a walking tour of the cemetery with explanations of significance of some of the gravestones and then in learning techniques for cleaning, leveling, and basic repair of gravestones.  D/2 Biological Solution will be available for purchase from Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC.  To reserve your D/2 in advance call (214) 926-4175.

The fee for the workshop is $30.00 which includes lunch and refreshments. Contact the Liberty County Historical Commission at lchc318@gmail.com or 936.334.5813 for more information. Attendance is limited to 50 people. The workshop attendees will meet at the Liberty County Historical Commission at 318 San Jacinto Street, Liberty, Texas.  Click here to visit the LCHC on Facebook.

Click here for the LCHC Cemetery Workshop Registration Form (Fillable PDF).

 

Hands-On Arkansas Cemetery Preservation Workshop, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Cato Historic Church & Cemetery

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Cato Historic Church & Cemetery  are hosting an autumn hands-on Cemetery Conservation Workshop and Training on Saturday November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cato Cemetery at 14000 Frenchman’s Mountain Road, Sherwood, AR 72120 .  James “Rusty” Brenner, craftsperson and owner of Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC will lead the workshop first in a walking tour of the cemetery with explanations of significance of some of the gravestones and then in learning techniques for cleaning, leveling, and basic repair of gravestones.  D/2 Biological Solution will be available for purchase from Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC.  To reserve your D/2 in advance call (214) 926-4175.

Registration is free but limited to the first 40 people, call or email Holly Hope, at (501) 324-9148 or holly@arkansasheritage.org to register!

Click here for Cato Cemetery Preservation Workshop Information!

 

Cemetery Preservation Workshop Hosted by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC and Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC will be putting on a workshop on cemetery preservation in Mountain Home, Arkansas on April 20, 2013 hosted by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.  The following update is from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Enewsletter from March 2013.  Also see the AHPP blog update for more information.

    The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a free Cemetery Preservation workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Mountain Home Cemetery on East 11th Street in Mountain Home, Arkansas, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The free workshop will include hands-on training by James Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC on how to clean, re-set, and repair tombstones, as well as instructions on cemetery maintenance, suitable cleaning products, and proper techniques to use.

Registration for the workshop is limited to the first 40 people to sign up. To register, contact Holly Hope at (501) 324-9880, write her at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, or send an e-mail message to her at holly@arkansaspreservation.org.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

 

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