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."

Friday, March 24, 2017

April Is Coming -Time to Brush Up on the Basics of Best Practices Because Gravestone Cleaning Methods Matter

April is only a few days away and the weather will be getting warmer.  

This time of the year brings the beginning of a new season of hands-on cemetery preservation workshops in Ohio and in the Midwest region -- held at cemeteries large and small; city and rural (township) -- so you'll want to be sure and attend those that promote safe practices so you don't end up ruining the very gravestones you are striving to protect and preserve.  

We'll brush up on the basics -- the Best Practices for cleaning gravestones because:

 Grave Marker Cleaning Methods Matter!  

The "Approved and NOT Approved Chart" below can be used as a handy one-page reference and reminder tool to stay on track to make the correct choices for products and practices. 
(***The right-hand column is the Unapproved
No No Never Use Column!***)  

 Also, sharing a link to "Stone Revival Historical Preservation" and specifically the Page devoted to properly Cleaning Headstones