Historical Commission Hosts Cemetery Preservation Workshop September 26th In Liberty

LIBERTY, August 27, 2015 - The Liberty County Historical Commission invites you to a Hands-On Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop on Saturday, September 26th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

James “Rusty” Brenner, craftsperson and owner of TEXAS CEMETERY RESTORATION LLC, will lead the workshop first with a walking tour of the cemetery with explanations of significance of some of the gravestones, symbols and designs and then  teach techniques for cleaning, restoration, preservation, leveling, and basic repair of gravestones and monuments.

Cemeteries contain a vast wealth of historical and genealogical information.  Many are in danger of extinction or gross neglect.  Communities should value and protect their cemeteries, hold regular cleanup days and learn proper preservation techniques to care for the unique gravestones and monuments which are contained in them as well as honoring the dead.

The fee for the workshop is $30.00 which includes lunch and refreshments.  Please contact the Liberty County Historical Commission at lchc318@gmail.com or call 936.334.5813 for more information or a registration form.  Attendance is limited to 50 people.  The workshop attendees will meet at the Liberty County Historical Commission at 318 San Jacinto Street, Liberty, Texas. 


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