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CANCELED – Historic African American Cemetery Workshop – FREE
March 28 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to join local and state experts from the South Asheville Cemetery Association and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for a hands-on workshop to learn how to preserve, protect, record, and care for historic cemeteries.
Morning sessions include:
– Why is this work important?
– Reflections: Looking Back at the History of South Asheville Cemetery and St. John A Baptist Church
– Looking Forward: The Future of Cemetery Preservation
– Got a Cemetery? The Office of State Archaeology can help!
– Community Engagement and the South Asheville Cemetery
– Cemetery Documentation and Archival Best Practices
– Mapping and Restoration in the South Asheville Cemetery
Afternoon hands-on activities include:
– Critically assessing your cemetery
– Headstone cleaning best practices
– Transcribing and recording headstone techniques
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: St. John-A-Baptist Church, 20 Dalton Street, Asheville, NC 28803