Reading and Preserving Gravestones

I. What not to do to Gravestones II. Reading Gravestones III. Cemetery Preservation

III - Cemetery Preservation

The preservation / conservation of gravestones and cemeteries is as important as preserving any item of historical value. As with other historical items, the proper employment of correct procedures and techniques will help ensure the the gravestones will be available for future generations.

We are deeply indebted to the Town of Henderson, Eric Anderson (Town of Henderson Historian) and John Appell for the excellent 2-day workshop on gravestone preservation. Rather that duplicate the information that was presented during the course and is available on the internet, we invite you to visit the following sites. Each offers valuable insights on how to properly conserve cemeteries and gravestones.

Cemetery Preservation Links

I. What not to do to Gravestones II. Reading Gravestones III. Cemetery Preservation