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9/25/2014 11:14:14 AM  by   admin
Headstone Preservation Workshops - October 3 & 4, 2014

HEADSTONE PRESERVATION

WORKSHOPS

 

Old Southampton Burying Ground

205 Little Plains Road, Southampton Village

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

9:00am – 4:00pm

        

Professional Stone Conservator Joel Snodgrasswill lead a two-day workshop for local residents interested in the preservation, restoration and care of Southampton Town’s historic burying grounds.  The workshop is sponsored by the Office of Southampton Town Clerk, Sundy Schermeyer Presented under the auspices of the Historic Division and the Southampton Historical Museum and will offer hands-on training opportunities to demonstrate “best practices” in the treatment of the town’s oldest surviving headstones.

         From gentle cleaning methods to reattaching fragments, Snodgrass will guide participants through many of the procedures used by today’s preservation professionals.

 

The workshops are open to the public and free of charge.

No tools are required, but comfortable clothing is recommended.

 

For additional information please call 631-287-5740 or email zstudenroth@southamptontownny.gov

 

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