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Sutton Historical Society Inc. to host Cemetery Conservation Skills Workshop

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm

Have you ever walked into an old cemetery and seen fallen, broken and leaning gravestones and wondered what you could do about it?  Members of the Sutton Historical Society felt that way about the many cemeteries in their community and decided to do something about it. 

The Society has undertaken a project to begin in the Town Hall Cemetery. The kickoff to this project will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:15 pm  to 8:30 pm in the main floor of the First Congregational Church, 307 Boston Road, Sutton.  Betty and Carlo Mencucci, professional gravestone conservators, members of the Association of Gravestone Studies and Blackstone Heritage Corridor volunteers will present a Cemetery Conservation Skills Workshop.  This workshop will introduce you to the proper method of conserving gravestones. You will learn about various stone types as well as different techniques and materials used in the conservation process. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of the elements of these historic gems and the knowledge to advise people on how to help care for neglected graveyards.

Event is open to Society members and the general public.  The Society is seeking volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to help with this ambitious project.  Do you have an hour, a day, or the ability to follow the project for several years?  We need your help.

In addition to volunteers, the Society is seeking donations to offset the anticipated supplies and materials costs for this ambitious project.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.  Donations can be mailed to Sutton Historical Society Inc, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA  01590.  Visit us on facebook, email us at [email protected], or through our contact page at  Membership in the Society is open year-round. Membership forms are available on our website.