Cemetery Preservation Workshop

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Union Cemetery (118 South Bridge Street, Perrysville OH)


Registration is closed
The CRF Museum is proud to partner with the nation's top cemetery preservation experts at Atlas Preservation to present this free preservation workshop in Perrysville. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques.
A discussion on historic preservation will begin the day with a short walk and talk tour, visually surveying some of the most historic gravestones and monuments in need of repair. We'll then move on to safe & effective removal of biological activity with approved stone cleaners & graffiti removal & prevention. THEN, GET HANDS ON! You'll be able to adopt a stone and perform the cleaning process yourself.
The most common repair techniques will be discussed and performed including resetting a badly leaning or sunken tablet stone and joining broken gravestone fragments using epoxy, clamps, and bracing techniques.
*If time allows* we will employ an overhead, lifting tripod and demonstrate how to rig and lift monuments safely.

*If time allows* we will review materials required and the process involved in replaced eroded or lost stone with the use of a stone infill material, including preparation, application and curing of mortars.

Additional parking is available at Perrysville Baptist Church (beside the cemetery).


  • Registration is not required but ensures we have sufficient supplies ready.
  • We recommend wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing.
  • You may wish to bring your own chairs and shade for breaks.
  • The museum will supply pizza for participants, however those with dietary restrictions may wish to bring their own meals or snacks.

For further questions please contact the museum.

Atlas Preservation information:

  The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum is a subsidiary of the Mohican Historical Society.  All rights reserved.   

The Mohican Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 203 East Main Street  Loudonville, OH 44842

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