Gravestones preserved in St. George

Jun 03, 2014
Photo by: David Libby The Maine Old Cemetery Association held a gravestone preservation workshop May 30 to June 2 at Old North Parish Church Cemetery.

St. George — 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.

(Photo by: David Libby)
(Photo by: David Libby)
(Photo by: David Libby)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Donna Hurley | Jun 11, 2014 12:26

Wow!! I am so happy to know that this sacred site is being cared for. I was a regular visitor there on many of my long runs back in the day!! A peaceful place to eat my Cliff Bar after I'd drank the water from the well down on the corner to my hearts content!

Posted by: Sonja Sleeper | Jun 11, 2014 06:29

Sorry I missed it, it looked like fun and very interesting.

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