presentation to focus on historic cemeteries April 17
and presentation on preserving historic cemeteries are set for April 17 at
Shippensburg University. The
workshop is 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building and the talk is at 7
p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
workshop is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds Project, the
South Mountain Partnership and Shippensburg's applied history program in the
history and philosophy department.
is program is part of the South Mountain Speaker series and is
sponsored by Shippensburg University, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the
Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources (DCNR) and the South Mountain Partnership.
workshop is open to all cemetery caretakers and all interested community
members who wish to improve their ability to care for historic burial grounds.
The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Cost is $20 and includes dinner in
Reisner Dining Hall.
workshop will provide practical information to assist cemetery caretakers to
protect the resources in their care. It will include information about
developing a conservation plan, building organizational capacity and finding
the financial support to care for a sacred site. It is an opportunity to share
ideas and to network with other caretakers from across central Pennsylvania.
public lecture following the workshop will feature Dr. Steven Burg,
professor and chair of the history and philosophy department. His talk is “Hallowed
Grounds, Endangered History: Preserving the Historic African American
Burial Grounds of the South Mountain Region.” The
talk will be followed by a moderated roundtable featuring Lenwood Sloan,
Barbara Barksdale and Larry Knudson who will discuss the Hallowed Grounds
project and their ongoing efforts to preserve African American cemeteries.
and additional information on the workshop are online at https://pahallowedground-workshop.eventbrite.com.
South Mountain Partnership, sparked by DCNR’s Conservation Landscape
Initiative, is a group of citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations,
academic institutions and government representatives in Adams, Cumberland,
Franklin and York counties, working together to protect and enhance the
about the partnership is available at http://www.southmountainpartnership.org.