Posted on: May 21, 2015

Gravestone Preservation Workshop - Old Southampton Burying Ground


Public Service Announcement
May 21, 2015CONTACT: Sundy A. Schermeyer, Town ClerkPHONE: (631) 287-5740

Gravestone Preservation WorkshopOld Southampton Burying Ground
205 Little Plains RoadSouthampton, New York

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 28 - 30, 2015
9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stone conservator Joel C. Snodgrass will lead this three-day workshop for residents interested in the preservation, restoration and care of Southampton Town’s historic burying grounds. Presented as a 375th Anniversary event under the auspices of Sundy A. Schermeyer, Southampton Town Clerk, the Historic Division offers this hands-on training opportunity to demonstrate “best practices” in the treatment of our Town’s oldest surviving gravestones.From gentle cleaning methods to reattaching fragments and resetting tilted headstones in danger of falling, Snodgrass will guide participants through many of the procedures
used by today’s conservation professionals.* The workshops are open to the public and free of charge
* No tools are required, but comfortable clothing is recommended* Space is limited and reservations are required.

For information, call #631-702-2406 or email zstudenroth@southamptontownny.gov

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