Program on Grave Symbolism Just Announced

We’ve got a couple of interesting programs via video conferencing coming up at the end of April.

History of the Rural Cemetery Movement and Grave Symbolism

April 24, 2012

5pm-7pm

This is a video conference program in conjunction with Carthage Free Library PCC.

What can a grave stone tell you about a past relative? Why did they select certain images for their markers? This is the perfect introductory class for the genealogist, historian, or cemetery care taker. Harold Sanderson, a Carthage, NY historian and Jefferson County Community College professor, will be presenting a class on the symbolism behind the grave marker images as well as a brief history of the rural cemetery movement.

 

The How To of Stone Cleaning and Repair

April 26, 2012

5-7pm

This is also a video conference program in conjunction with Carthage Free Library PCC.

Pine pitch, moss, and lichen can be commonly found on grave stones. In addition, older stones may be broken and in need of repair. This class will cover the basics of stone cleaning and repair. Harold Sanderson ran his own business, Sand-Tech and Associates, which specialized in cemetery stone cleaning and repair for eleven years. This is the perfect class for anyone who would like to expand their cemetery maintenance skills, who would like to learn easy ways to maintain family grave stones, or who is interested in starting their own small business.

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