The Endless Mountains Heritage Region will be putting on a pair of cemetery preservation workshops on Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29 with the help of local historians, Brian Lione of Lione Heritage Consulting; Hillori Schenker, Historic Preservation Club advisor for the Montrose Area Junior/Senior High School; and the new curator for the Susquehanna County Historical Society, Bonnie Yuscavage. Whether you are part of a cemetery association, a municipal cemetery, or simply have an interest in preserving your family headstones, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to keep our area cemeteries beautiful.
The workshop will include learning opportunities on the history of cemeteries, about research resources, and methods for documentation. Appropriate cleaning techniques will be the focus of the workshop, and instructors will demonstrate so participants can see techniques up close and ask questions about the approach. Each participant will receive an instruction workbook and a toolkit of supplies (worth over $50) to take home for their own use.
Each workshop will be held at the Susquehanna County Library in Montrose (458 High School Rd Montrose, PA), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch and morning refreshments provided. Please arrive between 9:30 and 10 a.m. to check-in. The cost of attending a workshop is $10 per participant.
These workshops are funded in part by a Susquehanna County Marcellus Legacy Fund Mini-Grant with implementing support from the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association.