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Friday
18
MAY

Save Your Stones Tombstone Preservation Workshop

09:00
15:00

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Attend a full day workshop in White Bear Lake to learn the basics of preserving tombstones in your local area. The workshop will be led by Jarrod Roll of Save Your Stones. This is a hands-on experience which will include cleaning stones at a local cemetery.

Cost is $40 for MALHM and White Bear Lake Area Historical Society members and $50 for non-members. Registration cost includes the workshop fee, a cleaning kit to take home, and lunch.

The classroom portion will be held at Mueller Memorial Funeral Home and the cemetery portion will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Workshop Schedule
9 to 11:30 Cemetery Preservation Basics - classroom
Why cemetery preservation?
Cemetery preservation ethics and safety
Stone types and gravestone shapes/meanings
Cemetery preservation planning
Tips for reading faint wording on gravestones
Gravestone cleaning demonstration
Gravestone resetting demonstration
11:30 to 12:30 Lunch
12:30 to 3 Gravestone Cleaning Demonstration in the Field