Owners of private cemeteries will have the opportunity to learn gravestone preservation techniques at a special workshop at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at teh Winchester, KY City Hall.
The workshop, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, is part of Preservation Month and will feature two specialists who will teach procedures for cleaning, maintenance and repair of cemetery markers. The workshop also will brief owners on different grant possibilities available for cemetery preservation.
A specialist from Lexington, Mike Rigert, will give a presentation on repairing gravestones with different types of epoxy and other materials. Anne Johnson, a cleaning specialist from the Kentucky Historical Society , will demonstrate the proper method to clean the stones using mostly water and a bristle brush. Johnson also will provide a packet with additional information. Attendees will visit the Daniel Grove Memorial Cemetery after the workshop to apply some of the techniques and receive hands-on instruction.
The workshop is being held Tuesday of this week and is free. Attendance is limited to 25 and those interested in attending have been asked to register before Tuesday by calling 744-0556.