Cemeteries are among the most valuable of historic resources. They can reveal information about historic events, religions, lifestyles, and genealogy - but unfortunately do not necessarily remain permanent reminders of our heritage.
Hosted by Preservation Maryland
Preservation Maryland held a free workshop at the Mt. Zion Church cemetery in Venton, MD (located on the northwest outskirts of Princess Anne).
The Rural Maryland Council provided Preservation Maryland with a generous grant to host cemetery preservation workshops in all 18 rural counties in Maryland — this one covering Somerset County. The workshop was led by Benjamin Curran, Preservation Maryland's Historic Trades Curriculum Developer and was attended by about nineteen participants.
Watch the video below for a demonstration on how to properly clean a grave marker - as taught by our Preservation Maryland instructor - using specific supplies and simple techniques.
Some important things to know:
For more detailed information and future workshops, please visit the Preservation Maryland website.
Our hard-working Chairman Randy George at it ... again ...