Kentucky Veteran's Day Cemetery Preservation Workshop

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Frankfort Cemetery

215 East Main Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

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Join the Kentucky Trust and nationally renowned monument conservator Jon Appell for a one day historic cemetery preservation workshop.

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Join the Kentucky Trust and nationally renowned monument conservator Jon Appell for a one-day historic cemetery preservation workshop at the beautiful Frankfort Cemetery. This workshop will provide instruction in general best practices for preservation of historic cemetery gravestones and a focus on military monuments. Participants will learn gain a perspective of historic monument types and traditional materials, then move on to techniques for cleaning, conservation, and restoration.

A great opportunity for beginners, this workshop will be led through lecture, demonstration, and hands on activity. Participants may choose to actively practice techniques with the instructor during the workshop. Lunch will be provided. Registration is extremely limited for this workshop.

Established in 1844 on a hill overlooking the City of Frankfort, the Frankfort Cemetery claims to be the second incorporated cemetery in America and was modeled by the founders after Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A Rural or Garden cemetery, whose design was carefully planned and intended to serve as a cemetery, public park and arboretum, the Frankfort cemetery is the final resting place of many noted historic figures encompassing some 65+ acres overlooking the city of Frankfort below.

Since 1987 Mr. Appell has worked to conserve, preserve, educate and increase public appreciation for the history that can be found in the world's gravestones, monuments, architecture and sculpture. He has accomplished this in concert with regional and local governments, municipalities, historic trusts, foundations and societies, along with private individuals, heirs and descendants.

More about Jon and his work can be found at http://gravestoneconservation.com.

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Frankfort Cemetery

215 East Main Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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