Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Location: Historic Concordia Cemetery, 438 Walden Avenue, Buffalo NY 14211
Maintaining historic cemetery markers is a challenge for volunteers and professionals alike. Many repair methods commonly used, despite the best of intentions, actually cause additional damage to these precious headstones and other monuments. PBN is seeking the volunteers and staff that deal with caring for cemeteries, especially persons from smaller, often rural cemeteries, to attend a workshop on how to make appropriate repairs. This workshop is sponsored by Preservation Buffalo Niagara through its Preservation Partners program. This will be a hands-on workshop taught by masonry conservator Mark Soeth. Mark will cover topics ranging from types of stone and their causes of deterioration to proper repair techniques, the materials to use and where to get them.
The fee for the workshop is $25.00, simply to cover the cost of breakfast and a delicious lunch provided by the friends of Concordia Cemetery. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call office at 716-852-3300 or register at www.preservationbuffaloniagara.org.