Summit Session: Historic Cemetery Documentation Workshop

06/27/2019
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland and the State Highway Administration have entered into a partnership to document historic cemeteries across the state using a new mobile app. Attendees to the Old Line State Summit, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Frederick, will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and see the app in-action.

Free Resource: Preservation Maryland is pleased to provide access to the presentations given at the Old Line State Summit. Select audio recordings will also be made available on our YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

Cemetery Presentation (PDF)

Working with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the State Highway Administration, Preservation Maryland has embarked on an ambitious project to document 100 cemeteries and burial sites across the state. In this session, project leader Caroline Herritt will share her notes from the field and discuss what trends she has discovered after visiting over 50 Maryland cemeteries. She will also review the mobile app specially developed by SHA to record data points. These data points will be added to a first-of-its-kind data layer in their statewide GIS database and mapping tool. This workshop will go through how the app works and the next steps for this innovative program.

MEET THE SPEAKER

Caroline Herritt
Preservation Documentation Specialist
Preservation Maryland

Caroline is responsible for the field documentation and project outreach for Preservation Maryland’s cemetery documentation project in conjunction with the State Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of Transportation. The project will result in the geographic and photographic documentation of 100 cemeteries across the state.

Caroline is trained as an archaeologist and has done projects in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Idaho, and South Dakota for various cultural resource management companies. This work has included work in cemeteries, highway and building projects, environmental surveys, and work at historic sites and museums such as Monticello in Virginia and the James Castle House in Idaho.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from Baltimore’s Goucher College and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Idaho. Caroline was raised in Frederick County and now lives in Western Maryland with her two cats and one fish.

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