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.
2:30-3:00 Registration (Ceddia Union Building, Room 232 Shippensburg University)
3:00 Welcome and Introductions
Preparing a Conservation Plan for your Cemetery
Larry Knudson (Penn Trails, LLC)
Building Your Caretaker Community
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.