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Union Cemetery Conservation Workshop and Francis Mellen Community Preservation Award Presentation
October 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us as the Historical Society of Easton presents the Francis Mellen Community Preservation Award to Bruce and Robert Laskay for their work on restoring Union Cemetery. We will also welcome Michael Carroll of Rediscovering History for a cleaning and conservation workshop. Michael will lead a comprehensive workshop on cemetery preservation and headstone cleaning on Sunday, October 22nd between 10 AM until 1 PM. Attendees will be given an overview of cemetery preservation, safety guidelines for cleaning as well as a resetting demonstration. Cleaning kits and supplies will be provided to participants so they can learn first-hand with guidance on a selection of tombstones in need of care.
Rediscovering History is a non-profit group of trained volunteers committed to cleaning up our cemeteries, honoring our fallen military members and preserving history. Through cemetery cleanups, they are bringing history to the forefront of our communities.
The Historical Society of Easton is proud to sponsor this event and to help the Union Cemetery’s ongoing maintenance and repair costs.
Light refreshments will be provided for event participants. Space is limited so we ask those interested to please sign-up early. Please visit the link below for tickets and more details. If you are unable to attend, there is donation link if you would like to support our preservation efforts!