Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Adams Street Cemetery - Berea OH - The Baldwin-Wallace College History Department Presents A Gravestone Preservation Workshop - Led by Jonathan Appell

The Baldwin-Wallace College History Department presents A Gravestone Preservation Workshop - Led by Jonathan Appell - Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adams Street Cemetery Across from 99 Adams St., Berea, OH 44017 - (Click on title for further information)
Jonathan Appell is a professional gravestone conservator and monumental mason. He owns a gravestone & monument preservation company, New England Cemetery Service. http://www.gravestonepreservation.info/ Participants in this workshop will learn:• About the types of monuments and typical problems one encounters when doing gravestone preservation work. • About the best materials to use for gravestone conservation• How to clean marble, sandstone, and cement tombstones• How to repair broken marble and sandstone tombstones• How to re-level grave markers.• About acid rain damage and what might be done to prevent it• Hands-on experience with cleaning and repairs. Advance registration and a materials fee is required ($60 per person).
To register, or for more information, contact Dr. Indira Gesink, chair of the Baldwin-Wallace History Department, at 440-826-2280 or igesink@bw.edu.
Participants may earn college credit from the Baldwin-Wallace College History Department by registering for an internship in Gravestone Conservation. Interns will attend the workshop and then use the techniques learned to clean and restore the grave markers in the Adams Street Cemetery. Internships are limited and competitive.
Link to Adams Street Cemetery on "Findagrave.com":