Workshop April 17 to
focus on care of historic cemeteries
University will host a workshop April 17 on caring for historic cemeteries and burial
workshop, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building, 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.
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.
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
the workshop, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel, Dr. Steven
Burg, professor and chair of Shippensburg's history and philosophy department, will
deliver the South Mountain Partnership’s Speaker Series spring talk “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.
That talk is free and open to the public.
and additional information on the workshop can be found
online at https://pahallowedground-workshop.eventbrite.com