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Cemetery Preservation Workshop at Pond Spring, Hillsboro, AL

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Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home

12280 Alabama Highway 20

Hillsboro, Alabama 35643

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The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC), in coordination with the Friends of the General Joe Wheeler Foundation and in commemoration of Black History Month, will host a cemetery preservation workshop on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00pm at Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home in Hillsboro, Alabama.

The workshop will provide basic information and skills for people who are interested in preserving historic gravestones and cemetery monuments. Gravestone cleaning will also be discussed and demonstrated on site at Pond Spring’s cemeteries. The workshop will also share history of the African-Americans, both enslaved and free, who worked on the property during the nineteenth and twentieth century.

The course is free but participants must pre-register at http://bit.ly/2FUn3uc or by calling Hannah Garmon at 334-230-2644. You can also find information on our Facebook page /AlaHisCom.

Pond Spring, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, is located in Lawrence County in Hillsboro, three miles east of Courtland, on Alabama Highway 20 (US Alt. 72).

Workshop Agenda:

1:00 – 1:20 PM - Welcome & History

1:20 – 2:00 PM - Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Demonstration

2:00 – 2:10 PM - Break

2:10 – 2:40 - Cleaning Demonstration

2:40 – 4:00 - Headstone Cleaning

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Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home

12280 Alabama Highway 20

Hillsboro, Alabama 35643

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