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."

Monday, June 5, 2017

Upcoming FREE Webinar on Wednesday, June 7th - 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. EDT - "Who is Taking Care of Grandma’s Grave? The Basics of Cemetery Care " with Jason Church

Who is Taking Care of Grandma’s Grave? The Basics of Cemetery Care

"Does your institution, or your community, have charge of a cemetery, graveyard, or even a single grave? 
This webinar will cover the basic steps of caring for historic cemeteries. Topics covered will include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms, an overview of general definitions required for documentation, photography tips, and an introduction to cemetery preservation planning and prioritization. 
There will also be basic tips for how to clean stone monuments."

"Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service) in Natchitoches, Louisiana. 
Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops. Since 2005 he has conducted more than 100 lectures and hands-on training sessions for cemetery conservation. 
He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design."