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48 State Tour – Free Gravestone Preservation Workshop

July 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Join us at Vine Street Cemetery in Hopkinsville, KY!
Free & open to the public
9am-3pm (local time)

The event is co-hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Learn more:…/2582528/vine-street-cemetery
💥 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.
💥 Safe & effective removal of biological activity w/ approved stone cleaners & graffiti removal + prevention. HANDS ON! 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.

For further questions or concerns regarding this event contact us! Please feel free to bring water, snacks and a chair for breaks. We recommend wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing if planning to participate.


July 12, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
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Vine Street Cemetery
North Vine Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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