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Gravestone Cleaning Workshop

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Roll up your sleeves, get dirty and learn all about Connecticut’s colonial graveyards from Ruth Shapleigh-Brown of CT Gravestone Network.

Ms. Shapleigh-Brown has been involved in burial ground preservation and gravestone studies since the mid 1980’s which is her passion in life.

Stanley-Whitman House gravestone cleaning workshops run from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and start with an orientation on cemetery preservation, maintenance of historic gravestones, an overview of Connecticut’s historic burying grounds and cemeteries, and symbolism and carver identification. A demonstration will highlight basic care of gravestones, including low-tech conservation do’s and don’ts, before splitting into smaller groups for a demonstration of hands-on-basic techniques. Materials will be provided. Parking is available at the Barney Library which is a short distance away from the Memento Mori Cemetery.
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Additional Workshops:
June 152024, July 20, 2024, August 17, 2024

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May 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Stanley-Whitman House
37 High Street
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