Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cemetery Preservation Workshop Planned

Cemetery preservation is a concern for all people interested in genealogy and history; on Cape Cod, the need is especially important since many historic gravestones are already difficult to read and are deteriorating quickly.  Anyone interested in helping to remedy this process would want to enroll in a special Cemetery Preservation Workshop series which will take place on Tuesday May 22, Wednesday May 23, and Thursday May 24 in Falmouth at the Old Burial Ground there.

The workshop, made possible by a grant, will be run by Donna Walcovy of the Falmouth Genealogical Society. Participants will learn about simple repairs that can be made, such as cleaning, repairing, and filling in cracks. Those completing the series will then be eligible to volunteer for a fee to assist cemetery preservation efforts anywhere on Cape Cod, in an each-one-teach-one format. Sessions each day will run from 9:30am to 4pm. The first day's session will begin at 9:30am at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce in Katharine Lee Bates Road in downtown Falmouth, and then proceed to the Burial Ground for applications.

Anyone interested or with questions should contact Donna at by Friday, May 18.

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