AHPP to Hold Cemetery Preservation Workshops in Forrest City, Fayetteville

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a free cemetery preservation lecture and hands-on cemetery preservation workshops in Forrest City and Fayetteville during April, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

A free lecture by veteran gravestone conservator Jonathan Appell of West Hartford, Connecticut, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in the County Quorum Courtroom of the St. Francis County Courthouse at 313 South Izard Street in Forrest City. Appell will address the evolution of gravestone architecture in the U.S., gravestone materials and repair techniques.

Appell will lead the free workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Forrest City Cemetery at South Izard Street and East South Avenue. The workshop will focus on how to clean, re-set and repair tombstones, as well as instructions on cemetery maintenance, suitable cleaning products and proper techniques to use. Registration for the workshop is limited to the first 40 people to sign up.

Rusty Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration will lead a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery at 1285 Milsap Road in Fayetteville. The workshop will focus on how to clean tombstones from 9 a.m. to noon and how to re-set and repair tombstones from 1 to 4 p.m. Brenner will also provide instructions on cemetery maintenance, suitable cleaning products and proper techniques to use. Registration for the workshop is limited to the first 40 people to sign up.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, contact Holly Hope at (501) 324-9880, write her at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, or send an e-mail message to her at [email protected].

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Recent Posts


Duck Hunting Montgomery County Courthouse Polk County Arkansas Civilian Conservation Corps Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax Russellville Arkansas Louisiana Main Street program Montgomery County Arkansas Houston Arkansas Madison County Arkansas Prairie County Arkansas Monroe County Courthouse Elias Camp Morris County courthouse Restoration Grants Arkansas Business History Henry Koen Office Building Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot downtown economic development Main Street Searcy Rosenwald Schools American Legion Destination Downtown Conference Marked Tree Arkansas Abolition of Slavery free history tours Sunken Lands Freedmen's Bureau free teacher resources slipcover removal grants Central High School Neighborhood Historic District historic telephone booth Main Street Arkansas Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Gothic Revival architecture Historic County Courthouses 19th Century Road Construction Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Poinsett County Arkansas Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Camden Arkansas Morrilton Arkansas Real Estate Transfer Tax Arkansas History Lesson Plans National Register of Historic Folk Victorian Architecture Dionicio Rodriguez Arkansas Register of Historic Places historic architecture Booneville Historical Preservation Society cemetery preservation Miller County Barney Elias House Newton County Arkansas historic Arkansas properties National Register of Historic Places Tolbert Gill Pope County Courthouse Perry County Arkansas Edgar Monsanto Queeny Flood Control Arkansas Historic Preservation Conway County Library Cemetery Preservation Library Roe Arkansas Free Lesson Plan Huntsville Commercial Historic District Art Deco Architecture Monsanto Chemical Corporation Delta Cultural Center Kiblah School Arkansas religious history Erbie Arkansas Evelyn Gill Walker House Turner Restoration Main Street Texarkana Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Naturalistic Architecture New Century Club of Camden Cumberland Presbyterian Church Civil Works Administration U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Forrest City Arkansas Fayetteville Arkansas Camden to Washington Road White County Courthouse Main Street Siloam Springs Ouachita County Arkansas Arkansas Design Network Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery Free Courthouse Poster Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Buffalo National River Pike County Arkansas International-Style Architecture historic resort communities Burdette Arkansas Bogg Springs Hotel Leake-Ingham Building cemetery preservsation Pike County Courthouse Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut Downtown Revitalization Grants Main Street Ozark "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Renaissance Revival Architecture Dr. Ruth Hawkins Trail of Tears in Arkansas Burdette Plantation Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola Pope County Arkansas Arkansas Preservation Awards Camden Public Library National Historic Landmark African American education Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops free historic preservation workshop Booneville Arkansas Walks Through History Ozark Farming Freedom Park Craftsman style architecture Saline County Arkansas Bogg Springs Arkansas Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Rustic Architecture U.S. Forest Service Helena Arkansas Phillips County Arkansas Main Street Batesville Arkansas Humanities Council Paris Arkansas Nevada County Arkansas Historic Preservation Restoration Grants 13th Amendment Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Marked Tree Lock and Siphons Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission downtown revitalization steel window restoration workshop Arkansas Railroad History Pulaski County Courthouse Wingmead Little Rock Central High School Mid-Century Modern Architecture Benton Arkansas Arkansas History 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Monroe County Arkansas Main Street Dumas Tudor Revival Architecture Three States Lumber Company most endangered historic places News Release St. Francis County Historical Society Historic Preservation Alliance Rosston Arkansas Centennial Baptist Church Let Freedom Ring Huntsville Arkansas Clarendon Arkansas Arkansas African American Civil War History Mississippi County Arkansas Sandwiching in History Doddridge Arkansas Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Forrest City Cemetery Skillern House Mississippi Main Street Association North Little Rock Arkansas