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Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)

From: Linsly Boyer <linsly.boyeryoung<-a>
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Fall 2014 meeting
Evergreens Cemetery
New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)
1629 Bushwick Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11207
November 8, 2014
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)
is pleased to announce its fall meeting.  The event will take place
on November 8, 2014 at the Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, from
8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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


    8:30 - 9:15 am:         Check-in and coffee

    9:15 - 9:30 am:         Welcome, Paul Grassi, President and
                            Trustee, The Evergreens Cemetery

                            Introduction to the Association for
                            Gravestone Studies

                                Mark Nonestied
                                President of AGS

                                Introduction to the NY Chapter of
                                Eva Bowerman
                                Chair, NY Chapter of AGS

    9:30 - 10 am:           Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Monuments
                            and Landscape of the Evergreens
                            Cemetery, 1849 to Today

                                John Rousmaniere
                                Historian and of author of Green
                                Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens
                                Cemetery, 1849-2008

    10 - 10:30 am:          The Origins and Future of a Medieval
                            Chapel in the Bronx: the Belmont
                            Memorial Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery

                                Kevin A. Wohlgemuth
                                Architectural Conservator,
                                Integrated Conservation Resources,

    10:30 - 11 am:          Break for refreshments and group photo

    11 - 11:30 am:          Identity in the Cemetery: Dutch-American
                            Language Shift

                                Dr. Kara VanDam
                                Vice Provost, Learner and Faculty
                                Experience, University of Maryland
                                University College

    11:30 am - 12 pm:       Battling Neglect: Restoration of
                            Prospect Cemetery

                                Susannah Drake
                                Principal, dlandstudio pllc,
                                Landscape Architecture and

    12 - 1 pm:              Lunch break (pizza will be provided
                            courtesy of the Evergreens Cemetery and
                            The Evergreens Preservation Foundation)

    1 - 1:30 pm:            "A New and Useful Burial Crypt:" The
                            American Community Mausoleum

                                Mark Nonestied
                                President, AGS

    1:30 - 2 pm:            Preserving a Historic Cemetery:
                            Discovery, Questions and some Answers

                                Helen Thurston
                                Trustee, Institutional Advancement,
                                The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation

    2 to 3:30 pm:           Cemetery walking tour led by John
                            Rousmaniere (the tour costs $10 per
                            person, payable at check-in by check or
                            cash).  Maps will be provided for those
                            who prefer a self-guided visit.

    4 pm                    Cemetery closes and cemetery gates

RSVP: Spaces are limited and RSVPs are required.  RSVP by November
2, 2014 to evabowerman25<-a t->gmail< . >com and please 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.  Donations will be collected at the event.

For directions please see


The Evergreens can be reached by subway, bus or car.  Parking is
available at the cemetery.

Refreshments: Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the
morning, and refreshments will be provided during the break.  Pizza
will be provided for lunch courtesy of the Evergreens Cemetery and
The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation.

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.

Further Information about AGS:

To learn more about The Association for Gravestone Studies, please




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


Please visit <URL:> for more
information about The Evergreens Cemetery.

Linsly Boyer Young
Art Conservation Group
Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Received on Sunday, 19 October, 2014

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