Hosted by Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites
Join cemetery caregivers, volunteers, and advocates for a day of education.
This year’s conference will again be held virtually via Zoom. Registration for this virtual conference is required. Please register by April 30, 2022 at https://cpmbs.org/cpmbs-statewide-conference-annual-meeting/. The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants shortly before the event. The conference is FREE, though donations are appreciated. This year’s program will include: Annual Meeting, including brief business items and election results “Meeting Unusual Challenges: Friends of Halfway African American Cemetery, Washington County” presented by Elizabeth Paul and Dr. Emilie Amt “The Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project, Baltimore” presented by Isaac Shearn, Ph.D. and Elgin Klugh, Ph.D. Debut of two Coalition preservation videos – Documenting Burials in Your Cemetery (Tina Simmons) – Mapping a Cemetery (Glenn Wallace) Presentation of 2022 Periwinkle Awards Open Forum: Tell your cemetery story, ask questions, network with colleagues, present issues, group discussion.
Mount Zion Memorial Church 29071 Polks Road Princess Anne, MD 21853
Hosted by Preservation Maryland + The Campaign for Historic Trades
Join Preservation Maryland and our program The Campaign for Historic Trades for our Cemetery Preservation Workshop in Somerset County. We will learn basic preservation techniques to care for cemetery monuments, including cleaning the site, maintaining landscaping and cleaning gravestones. Please note that this workshop will require participants to stand or crouch while completing the preservation work in outside weather – come prepared!
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm BREAK (bring your own snacks and water, please)
2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Session 2: Guided Practice and Q & A
Participants are welcome to park in the Mount Zion Memorial Church parking lot, and bathrooms will be available on-site.
This program was made possible by a grant from the Rural Maryland Council. Additional support was provided by last fall’s Save a Grave fundraising campaign and Atlas Preservation. This workshop is hosted by The Campaign for Historic Trades, powered by Preservation Maryland.