Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance hosting workshop

Published 9:43 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

GARDENDALE – The Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance, Inc. (ACPA) will host the 15th annual cemetery preservation workshop at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the historic Friendship United Methodist Church cemetery in Gardendale on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Sign-in and introductions at 8:30 a.m., program ends at 3:30 p.m.

The morning program will begin with the ACPA staff in a round table discussion with active audience participation (Planning, Preserving & Protecting Your Cemetery), followed with presentations by Kermit Dooley, President, Gardendale Historical Society (Historic Gardendale, A Settlement Once Known as Jugtown); Craig Remington, Director, University of Alabama’s Cartographic Research Laboratory (Using Sanborn Insurance Maps in Your Research); and Joey Brackner, Director, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture (The History of Decoration Day in Alabama).

After lunch, Charles Thomas, owner, Eagle Eye Masonry, will lead a hands-on demonstration of proper stone cleaning and repair techniques in the historic Friendship Cemetery. Registration fee of $25 for ACPA members and $30 for non-members includes a conference folder, breakfast sandwiches, refreshments and a box lunch.

Preregistration deadline is Apr 23, 2016 to insure a box lunch and a conference folder. A workshop flyer with registration form can be downloaded from the ACPA’s home webpage at www.alabama-cemetery-preservation.com. Contact Scott Martin at BEVEL67@aol.com for additional information.