Gravestones were preserved during a workshop held by the Maine Old Cemetery Associationi May 30 to June 2 at Old North Parish Church Cemetery, Wiley’s Corner, in St. George.

The workshop was led by professional gravestone conservator, Joe Ferrannini, owner of Grave Stone Matters of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Ferrannini’s company works with municipalities, historical societies, cemetery associations and individuals to conserve their historic gravestones and monuments.

The workshop includes cleaning and straightening of stones, repairing broken stones and casting new bases. Portions of the workshop also included instruction on mapping a cemetery and setting priorities for precedence in gravestone repair.