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Monday, January 31, 2011

Save the Date! Cemetery Workshop in Lynchburg April 8-9, 2011

April 8 & 9: Cemetery Preservation Workshop, Lynchburg: DHR staff will be conducting a two-day cemetery preservation workshop in partnership with Preservation Virginia. Location for the first day of the workshop will be announced. The second day will provide focus on demonstrations and discussions at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg. Topics will include researching and recording historic cemeteries, following good practices for cleaning and maintaining gravestones, interpreting funerary symbols and iconography, and the proper techniques for photographing monuments and grave markers. Registration for the workshop will begin in March February. More information coming soon.