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Saturday, June 19, 2021 | Cemetery Tombstone Preservation Workshop | Union City

The Society for Historic Preservation presents “Cemetery Tombstone Preservation Workshop.” We only teach do no harm methods in tombstone preservation. The six methods taught will be cleaning, using D2 and Orvus, leveling and raising stones, epoxy work, mortar and infill, multi level resets, and creating a slotted base. Bobbie Mathis, your instructor, trained with Gravestone Guardians from Ohio and is a core member of the Cemetery Conservators United Standards. The time for this event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  RSVP is required by June 6 to accommodate attendees, and it takes place at Riverside Cemetery  GPS 42.07342-85.13517. The cost is $40 per person, which includes all materials. Payment in advance secures your place in the workshop. This is a hands on workshop and participation is encouraged. The workshop is open to individuals age 15 and older.  Bring a lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and wear comfortable clothes (no sandals). Snacks are provided but lunch is on your own. There are local restaurants nearby. For more information, call Bobbie Mathis at (269) 251-0534 or visit the Union City Society for Historic Preservation Facebook page. 



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Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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