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Subject: Workshop on cemetery preservation

Workshop on cemetery preservation

From: Michael Trinkley <chicora>
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Cemetery Preservation
National Preservation Institute
Seminars in Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management
in cooperation with the
National Cemetery Administration,
Department of Veterans Affairs
Alexandria, VA
October 4, 2001

Learn how to begin a cemetery preservation or restoration project
and how to help ensure that sound choices are made to avoid harming
what you seek to protect. Discussions focus on current issues in
cemetery preservation, such as recording and documenting cemeteries
and graveyards, undertaking preservation efforts, and exploring
conservation techniques and issues.

Faculty:  Mike Trinkley and Debi Hacker from the Chicora Foundation,
Inc., a nonprofit heritage preservation organization experienced in
working with museums, archives, and historic organizations;
specialists in research, public education, conservation, and

This seminar is useful for curators and managers of historic
cemeteries; preservation consultants.


    *   Understand the difference between "restoration" and
        "conservation" or "preservation"
    *   What are the essential issues in cemetery preservation?
    *   Recognize the different types of American cemeteries and how
        their preservation varies
    *   What are the critical components in a "typical" cemetery
        preservation plan
    *   Why accurate, complete transcription is so critical as a
        first step
    *   Learn to identify the major types of monuments found in most
    *   Identify the most common stone materials and their critical
    *   Critical landscape issues that are often overlooked
    *   Developing appropriate maintenance plans
    *   Just what is deterioration and how can it affect cemetery
    *   Understanding cleaning
    *   Appropriate and inappropriate repairs
    *   Why is concrete the single greatest threat to cemetery
    *   What are the options for treating ironwork?
    *   The role of volunteers in cemetery preservation
    *   Understanding and developing a conservation ethic
    *   How to prepare scopes of work for cemetery projects

The National Preservation Institute is a nonprofit organization that
provides  professional training for the management, development, and
preservation of  historic, cultural, and environmental resources.
For more information on NPI seminars, call 765-0100, email your
request to info [at] npi__org, or explore <URL:> with
its full descriptions and seminar agendas.

Deadline to register: September 7, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. coffee/registration;
9 a.m.-5 p.m. seminar

    info [at] npi__org
    PO Box 1702.
    Alexandria VA 22313

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Seminar: Cemetery Preservation
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date(s):October 4, 2001
Tuition: One day  $210  ($100)  Rate in brackets applies to
full-time students with valid identification.
__ Enclosed is my check for $_______, payable to the National
Preservation Institute.
__ Enclosed is a training voucher/purchase order
__ Please charge my credit card
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Card #
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Please mail your registration form and payment to the

    National Preservation Institute
    PO Box 1702
    Alexandria, VA 22313

A confirmation notice will be forwarded to participants. Enrollment
for all seminars is limited.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Refunds are made only for cancellations received two weeks prior to
the first day of the seminar. NPI may cancel any seminar for which
it does not receive adequate enrollment. In this event, registrants
will receive a full refund.

Michael Trinkley, Ph.D.
Chicora Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 8664
Columbia, SC 29202-8664

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