Historic Cemeteries Workshop  (November 3, 2017)

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Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries

This workshop will begin with a morning presentation covering:

  • the basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries, including survey forms and successful photography,
  • establishing preservation priorities
  • cleaning stone monuments
  • basic cemetery care

After the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and answers before moving to High Point’s Oakwood Cemetery in the afternoon for hands-on cleaning of stone markers.

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NCPC wishes to thank the High Point Historical Society for its generous sponsorship of this workshop.


Who should attend?

This training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds keepers, and family members.  No prior training or experience is required.  Please send an email to, if you would like to request that a particular topic or challenge, related to your specific site, be covered.  Registration will be limited to 30 participants.

When and where?

November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gather at the High Point Museum for morning refreshments, informational sessions, and lunch (instruction will begin at 9:30)

Afternoon session at Oakwood Cemetery
512 Steele Street, High Point

For more about the cemetery, see


Jason Church

Jason Church, National Center for Preservation Technology

Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, LA. Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops.  He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

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$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)*
$75 (non-member**)

*Staff who work at member institutions may register at the member rate. To see if your institution is a member, visit our membership page. 

**Non-members receive a 1-year NCPC individual membership with their registration.  NCPC members receive registration discounts on workshops and our annual conference.  See our membership website for additional benefits.


Registration forms and payment must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 24, 2017. Registration will be capped at 30 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail the form and your check  to:

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
PO Box 2651
Durham, NC 27715

NCPC Cancellation and Refund Policy

All questions regarding registration should be directed to Adrienne Berney, NCPC Education Committee Chair, All fees listed on the registration form are in US dollars. There is a cancellation fee of 10% of the Registration Fee up to 10 days before the workshop. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 10 days prior to the workshop. NCPC Member Institutions may substitute a staff member in the event the registrant cannot attend. Please inform NCPC within 24 hours of the workshop if you will be sending a substitute. No other substitutions are permitted without the permission of NCPC. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. In the event that a workshop is canceled due to low attendance, adverse weather, or other causes beyond NCPC’s control, registrants will be notified and may opt to either have their registration fee applied to another class or conference, or have their fees refunded.  NCPC accepts no responsibility in such cases beyond the refund of the workshop registration fees.

Workshop Wait List Policy

If a workshop is full, NCPC will maintain a wait list on a first-come first-served basis. You must register within 24 hours of notification to reserve your seat. The wait list will close 48 hours prior to the workshop, however NCPC reserves the right to add registrants within that period. NCPC reserves the right to add additional seats to a workshop at its discretion. In the event additional seats are added to a workshop, the next person on the wait list will be contacted and registrations accepted until the workshop is filled.

North Carolina Preservation Consortium 

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) promotes the preservation of collections in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites; monuments, memorials, and outdoor art; archaeological sites and collections; historic and cultural architecture; and private collections of family treasures.  Our preservation mission addresses proper care and handling; storage and environmental control; disaster preparedness and recovery; the repair, reformatting and conservation of damaged items; and collection security.


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We invite you to join NCPC.  Our annual institutional membership fee is only $100.00. Higher levels of support are voluntary. Individual memberships are also available. Benefits of membership include registration discounts on workshops and the annual conference. Members are eligible to hold leadership positions as officers and may serve on the consortium’s board of directors and committees. Member institutions are eligible for NCPC preservation grants. The success of our state wide preservation program depends on the talents, diversity, and generosity of our colleagues. Together we can make a difference in the survival of our heritage collections.  Join NCPC today!

Support NCPC

Our programs are made possible by the generous financial support of institutional and individual members, corporate sponsors, and the Friends of NCPC.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to NCPC please visit our Preservation Philanthropy web page or contact:

Robert James
Executive Director
North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC)

Phone  919-412-2238

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