Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no
bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity
as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reminder: "Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive" Workshops for May 3rd and May 10th, 2014 are Coming Up Quickly!!

May 3rd, 2014 - at the Mound Cemetery
Marietta, Ohio - 9:00a.m.


MAY 3, 2014

****Space is limited - please refer to flyer for details.***

Further information: please contact Misti Spillman at:

or 937-489-1369

May 10, 2014 - Harmar Cemetery
119 Wood St., Marietta, OH - 9:00a.m.

"Join Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive (MCCA) as we welcome back Gravestone Guardian Mark Morton to Marietta! The cemetery workshop will take place at Harmar Cemetery, 119 Wood Street, Marietta from 9am to 4pm on May 10. The workshop will focus on advanced cemetery preservation techniques, including fixing breaks, resetting obelisks, and how to mix stone dust to fill in cracks. The entire workshop will be spent in the cemetery, where participants will gain more hands-on experience repairing stones.

The fee for this workshop is $25. Registration is restricted to 25 people for Mark Morton’s workshop on May 10th. 

Applicants will be notified that they have a place. Other applications will be held on a waiting list. If weather cancels the workshop, the rescheduled date is May 24th.

If sending by mail, please include your check with the application. If sending by email, mail check separately to Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive. We cannot accept payment by credit card. 

Make checks payable to Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive and mail to the address above. 

If your payment is not received by April 25th, your place will be offered to the person on the waiting list. 

No refunds are possible after Friday, May 2nd."
Further information: please contact Misti Spillman at:

or 937-489-1369
Misti Spillman cleaning a Civil War Veteran's Gravestone