Welcome to my website which is dedicated to gravestone & cemetery monument preservation, information, education & training. I have already held many educational training sessions thus far in 2012 covering many parts of the United States and Canada. I have upcoming workshops for the Fall of 2012, in North Carolina, Vermont & Utah. Please consider atteding an event if you are interested in learning more about this very interesting and sometimes complex subject matter.
This web site is destined to become a continual work in progress. As I compile information on a specific topic, new sub-topics arise. Nearly every subject discussed, may be further elaborated, or expanded to include more information, photographs and commentary. I truly feel there is a need for this information to be disseminated, albeit incomplete, rather then waiting for a more perfect, or more complete version to be written.
I do not believe in holding or protecting trade secrets, although there is a long and notorious history of this sort of behavior regarding many trades. Those who fiercely guard information will not foster the growth or expanded knowledge in any endeavor or occupation. It is only through the open exchange of ideas that we can further the cause of preserving all of Americas historic graveyards.
Many of the techniques and solutions to solve gravestone conservation dilemmas, I have discovered through extensive experience, and trial and error situations. It is my sincere hope that others failures may be reduced, by openly discussing what I have learned during the conservation of thousands of gravestones and monuments.
We encourage interaction, questions, and submissions from all those interested in Cemetery preservation. It is my hope others ideas and experiences can compliment those already included here, and will be added to this site, provided they are deemed reasonable and relevant in subject matter.
Please submit questions, comments or articles to further the content of this site and to encourage and promote a continuous dialog regarding all facets of gravestone preservation. To submit material, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org