I was wanting to invite anyone who is interested in saving our local pioneer history, to a cemetery restoration workshop being held in Wayne County, Indiana on September 13. The workshop is being held at a cemetery right across the Indiana/Ohio line. I know that those from Darke and Preble County, Ohio are both very active in genealogy and might be interested. For many genealogists, cemeteries are a vital resource in connecting to their family history. The only problem is that these resources are diminishing. Through many years of neglect, a lot of our earliest cemeteries are deteriorating. This workshop will show you how to: clean lichen off of stones; reset fallen or leaning tombstones; and fix broken stones properly. We need volunteers from all over to help save and protect these cemeteries before it's too late.
I have reserved the services of Mark Davis, from Stone Saver Cemetery Restoration, to help teach these restoration techniques. If you are interested in the workshop and/or in cemetery restoration in general, let me know. There are many ways that you can help show the respect to the burial places of our pioneers and/or ancestors that paved the way for us.
For more information on the workshop, check out our flyer @ http://www.geocities.com/wayneinpcrp/cemeteryworkshop.htm , located on the Wayne County IN Cemetery Restoration Project web site. The Wayne County INPCRP is in its beginning stages and we are looking for volunteers who are concerned about the care of our pioneer cemeteries. To view some of the projects in progress, check out our home page @ http://www.geocities.com/wayneinpcrp/ .
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