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Save your Stones! Gravestone Preservation Workshop

  • Generose Enrichment Center (former St. Joseph Church) at Silver Lake College 2406 South Alverno Road Manitowoc, WI, 54220 United States (map)
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity/Holy Family Convent Cemetery with St. Joseph’s Church in the background. Photo is courtesy of   Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity  .

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity/Holy Family Convent Cemetery with St. Joseph’s Church in the background. Photo is courtesy of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

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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 at 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 for helping to make this workshop possible!

Earlier Event: September 4
SPARK!
Later Event: September 7
Mid-Lakes Thresheree