Preserving the Monuments of Our Ancestors: How to Properly Clean Historic Gravestones

Maria Mitchell | Nantucket, MA
June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the curator of the Mitchell House and the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association historian for a short talk about stone monuments and their conservation. The class will then move to the Prospect Hill Cemetery where participants will learn how to properly clean stone monuments. Class will be hands on so wear appropriate clothes. Please Note: This class is to teach others so that they may clean their family’s stone monuments. One must speak with the sextant of a cemetery before doing this. One must not work on stones not belonging to their family unless it is through a special program that has been condoned by the cemetery and other officials.
Saturday, June 1, 10-Noon. Limited space, reservations necessary. Please call 508.228.2896 to register. $10 for MMA Member; $15 for Non-Member