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Association for Gravestone Studies Annual Meeting

From: Linsly Boyer <linsly.boyeryoung<-a>
Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)
Spring meeting
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow, NY
May 10, 2014
9 am - 5 pm

See below for the program and further information about the meeting.
Please forward this announcement to colleagues and other interested


    9-9:30 am                   Check-in and coffee

    9:30-9:45 am:               Welcome

                                Opening Remarks and Introduction to

                                    Mark Nonestied
                                    President, AGS

                                Introduction to the NY Chapter of

                                    Eva Bowerman
                                    Chair, NY Chapter of AGS

    9:45 - 10:15 am:            Green Burial and the Future of the

                                    Amy Cunningham
                                    Funeral Director, Brooklyn, NY

    10:15 - 10:45 am:           Performance-based Evaluation of
                                Gravestone Conservation Treatments

                                    Norman R. Weiss
                                    Adjunct Associate Professor of
                                    Architecture, Planning and
                                    Preservation at Columbia
                                    University, and Director of
                                    Scientific Research at
                                    Integrated Conservation
                                    Resources, Inc., New York, NY

    10:45 - 11:15 am:               Title TBA

                                        Dr. Caterina Y. Pierre
                                        Associate Professor of Art
                                        History Art History, CUNY
                                        Kingsborough Community
                                        College, Brooklyn, NY

11:15 - 11:45 am:               Break for refreshments and group

11:45 - 12:15 pm:               Before They Were the Dear Departed

                                    Nancy Adgent
                                    Reference Archivist, Rockefeller
                                    Archive Center, Pocantico Hills,

12:15 - 12:45 pm:               "From Research to Excavation: the
                                Archaeological Investigation of Five
                                Historic Cemeteries"

                                    Sara Mascia
                                    Executive Director, The
                                    Historical Society, Serving
                                    Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown,
                                    Tarrytown, NY, and Vice
                                    President, Historical
                                    Perspectives, Inc., Cultural
                                    Resource Management, Westport,

12:45 - 1:15 pm:                Tombstone Tourism: Why Public
                                Programming is Critical for Cemetery

                                    Christina Orban-La Salle
                                    Director, Programs, Tours and
                                    Visitor Services, Sleepy Hollow
                                    Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY

1:15 - 2:15 pm:                 Lunch
                                (not provided; please bring your own

2:15 - 4:15 pm:                 Cemetery tour led by

                                    Jim Logan
                                    Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historian


                                    Christina Orban-La Salle
                                    Director, Programs, Tours and
                                    Visitor Services, Sleepy Hollow

                                (discounted rate of $15 per person,
                                payable at check-in by check or
                                cash) or self-guided visit

    4:15 - 5 pm:                Self-guided visit
                                (maps will be provided)

RSVP: Spaces are limited and RSVPs are required.  RSVP to
evabowerman25<-a t->gmail< . >com and please also indicate whether you plan to
take the cemetery tour.

Suggested donation for attendance is $10 per person ($5 for AGS
members, seniors and students) to help cover meeting costs and
support the Chapter.

Location: The event will take place in the Chapel and on the grounds
of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

For directions please see


Sleepy Hollow is easily accessible from New York City on Metro
North.  Express Service between Tarrytown station and Grand Central
Terminal is about 35 minutes.  Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a few
minutes from the station by taxi, and shared taxis will be available
for select trains before and after the meeting.  Parking is
available on-site at Sleepy Hollow for those arriving by car.  More
detailed information about transportation will be emailed to
attendees closer to the date.

Refreshments: Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the
morning, and refreshments will be provided during the break.  Lunch
is not included; please make your own arrangements.  Lunch can be
eaten on the grounds of the cemetery, or in the Chapel if the
weather is inclement.

Merchandise: NY Chapter of AGS T-shirts and T-shirts for the Sleepy
Hollow meeting will be for sale for $20 (payable by cash or check).
There will also be the opportunity to pre-order T-shirts to be
picked up at the event.

Organizers: The meeting is organized by Eva Bowerman, Chapter Chair
of the NY Chapter of AGS, and Linsly Boyer, Secretary of the NY
Chapter of AGS.  For questions about the event please email
evabowerman25<-a t->gmail< . >com.

To learn more about The Association for Gravestone Studies, please
go to




You can find more information about the NY Chapter of AGS and its
events on Facebook at

Linsly Boyer Young
Art Conservation Group
Brooklyn Navy Yard

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:38
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Received on Monday, 31 March, 2014

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