Webinar: Caring for Historic Cemeteries

How do you care for an historic cemetery? This AASLH webinar, presented by Jason Church, addresses the most important and pressing issues to be addressed in basic care of historic cemeteries.


DATE: September 6, 2018

TIME: 3:00 - 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!)

COST: $40 Members / $65 Non-members

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact learn@aaslh.org for more information.

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Description & Outcomes:

This webinar will cover the basic steps of caring for historic cemeteries. Topics covered include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms, and an overview of general definitions required for documentation, photography tips, and an introduction to preservation planning and prioritization.  Also covered will be basic tips for cleaning of stone monuments. After the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and answers.

Participant Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the first steps to preservation planning and prioritization of historic cemeteries.
  • Participants will feel prepared to document historic cemeteries.
  • Participants will be equipped to take basic steps to care for historic cemeteries.


Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service). Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops. Since 2005 he has conducted more than 100 lectures and hands-on training for cemetery conservation.  He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.