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Friday, April 18, 2014

UPDATE: WORKSHOP FULL! Register now for May 30-31 Cemetery Workshop in Harrisonburg, VA

Join us May 30 and 31 for a cemetery conservation and documentation workshop in Harrisonburg, VA. This workshop is geared toward individuals generally interested in historic cemeteries, genealogists, cemetery caretakers and landowners, land managers, and more.

Harrisonburg Community Mausoleum, Woodbine Cemetery
Come learn about how to identify and record marked and unmarked cemeteries, steps toward protection, laws affecting cemeteries, and best practices in marker preservation and conservation.

The fee for both days of the workshop is $60, or $40 for attending Friday’s session only. Participants, however, must attend Friday’s sessions in order to attend the Saturday workshop. Both days of the workshop will be held rain or shine.

To register, fill out this form and mail or email to Dee DeRoche. Registration/payment deadline is May 12.