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Caring for Historic Cemeteries: Pennsylvania Hallowed Ground Workshop

Pennsylvania Hallowed Ground

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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The Pennsylvania Hallowed Ground Project offers this workshop for cemetery caretakers - learn how to develop a conservation plan, build organizational capacity, and find the financial support to care for your sacred site. This is an opportunity for sharing ideas and fellowship with other caretakers from central Pennsylvania. The mission of the Hallowed Ground Project is to conserve and commemorate the graves of United States Colored Troops (USCT) and the cemeteries in which they are interred.

 

The workshop will be held at the Ceddia Union Building, Shippensburg University. The cost to attend is $20 and includes a dinner in the Faculty Dining Hall. Please register on line, and the workshop fee will be collected on the day of the workshop. Please join us in this opportunity for learning and fellowship. 

 

Schedule

 

2:30-3:00     Registration (Ceddia Union Building, Room 232 Shippensburg University)

 

3:00               Welcome and Introductions

                        Lenwood Sloan

 

         Preparing a Conservation Plan for your Cemetery 

                        Larry Knudson (Penn Trails, LLC)

 

                        Building Your Caretaker Community

                        Barbara Barksdale

 

4:30               Finding Volunteers and Funding

         Sharing Caretaker Stories

 

 5:30-6:30    Fellowship and Breaking Bread

                        Faculty Dining Room - Reisner Hall

  

7:00                South Mountain Speakers Series Lecture (Old Main Chapel) 

                        Hallowed Grounds, Endangered History: Preserving the Historic        

                        African-American Burial Grounds of the South Mountain Region

                                                                 Dr. Steven Burg, Professor of History at Shippensburg University


The South Mountain Partnership presents a free, public lecture as part oftheir 2014 Season of the South Mountain Speakers Series following the completion of the workshop. The lecture starts at 7:00 PM.

 

Have questions about Caring for Historic Cemeteries: Pennsylvania Hallowed Ground Workshop? Contact Pennsylvania Hallowed Ground

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Shippensburg University (Ceddia Union Building, Rm 232)
1871 Old Main Dr
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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