The Manitowoc County Historical Society presents a workshop focusing on headstone preservation. Join us from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday, September 6 and discover more about the importance of cemetery preservation.
Indoor classroom learning will take place in the morning in the upstairs conference hall at the Generose Enrichment Center (former St. Joseph Church) at Silver Lake College. Learn about different types of headstones, how they deteriorate and methods of preservation.
Then put into practice what you’ve learned! We will head out to Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity/Holy Family Convent Cemetery for on-site demonstrations and practice.
Schedule for the workshop:
9 am to 11 am: Indoor presentation on "Cemetery Preservation Basics" at Generose Enrichment Center (former St. Joseph Church)
11 am-12 pm Lunch and meet at the cemetery
12-3 pm Gravestone cleaning and gravestone resetting demonstration in the Field.
The cost for the workshop is $35 for MCHS Members and $45 for Non-Members. The workshop includes lunch and a gravestone cleaning kit. Class size is limited to 25, so make your reservation today. Reservations are due by August 23.
Thank you to the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the Holiday Inn-Manitowoc for helping to make this workshop possible!