This one-day workshop will focus on the basics of cemetery stewardship. Participants will be given an introductory course to cemetery preservation that includes:
why cemeteries matter
brief presentation on the history of veteran headstones
cemetery preservation ethics
basic techniques to properly clean headstones
A demonstration of proper headstone cleaning will occur before participants are allowed to clean a pre-selected headstone.
It is recommended that participants bring their own sunscreen, wear sturdy shoes, and proper attire as this event will be held outside.
SPACE IS LIMITED – It is encouraged that all participants register before May 17th as there is a participant cap for this event.
**If the event is closed and you would like for the Hammond Historic District to hold another similar event please email Jennie Garcia, Historic Preservation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.