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Northern Virginia Preservation Seminar
Posted by: diana taylor (ID *****3452) Date: June 23, 2010 at 08:11:14
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CEMETERY PRESERVATION &
RESTORATION SEMINAR
No fee, but Registration required
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23/
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010
Register at FRYING PAN PARK VISITOR CENTER
2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171
703-437-9101
Co-sponsored by Frying Pan Park and
Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc .
www.honorfairfaxcemeteries.org
Robert Mosko's presentation on cemetery and monument preservation; and
on-site field study and assessment of Frying Pan Park Meeting House Cemetery
Fairfax County Park Authority archaeologist, Aimee Wells' presentation "Stones
Speak in Historic Cemeteries"- learn what types of information can be found in
historic cemeteries.
Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association. Inc. presentation
Tour of the Frying Pan Meeting House
Robert Mosko is founder and owner of Mosko Cemetery Monument Services which
specializes in preserving, conserving, restoring and rehabilitating historical cemeteries
and monuments. Established in 1998, Robert has been in practice for 11 years and is
also an Adjunct Professor at Harford Community College Building Preservation and
Restoration programs where he teaches Basic Cemetery Conservation.
Robert has worked in more than 56 cemeteries and has restored, repaired, preserved,
and conserved more than 4,000 gravestones and monuments. Some of his oldest
projects include the box tombs of the Ball Family (Grandparents to General George
Washington), Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery which dates back to
1711, and the Lincoln Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
FRYING PAN MEETING HOUSE CEMETERY
2615 Centreville Rd., Herndon, Va.
The church building on this site was built in 1791 on land deeded to the congregation
by ROBERT "COUNCILLOR" CARTER. Baptist meetings are thought to have been heldin this area as early as 1740. There were only 16 remaining formal headstones, but the church minutes from 1791-1879 list an additional 32 burials. Many graves are marked
by field stones. In 1988 the ownership of the meeting house and cemetery passed
from the last surviving trustee to the Fairfax County Park Authority which maintains the
building as a community meeting place.


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