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April 17, 2019

Contact: Cayla Lewis
Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.
Office: 405-525-5325

Preservation Oklahoma to Host Gravestone Conservation Workshop in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — On Saturday, May 4, Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., will host a one-day Gravestone Conservation workshop at Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes lunch and materials. Tickets for the workshop may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-tulsa-gravestone-conservation-workshop-tickets-60061512601.

Jonathan Appell, a member of the Preservation Trades Network, will lead a hands-on, interactive training for participants, covering topics including how to reset stones and repair fragmented stones, appropriate repair materials, use of infill material, and methods for repointing and cleaning masonry.

Appell is a professional gravestone and masonry conservation specialist with expertise in cemetery preservation planning. He has performed gravestone preservation and planning projects on many historically significant cemeteries throughout the United States, including Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC; The Granary in Boston, Massachusetts; Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York; First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina; and New Haven Crypt in New Haven, Connecticut.

For more information, please contact Cayla Lewis at 405-525-5325 or director@preservationok.org.

This workshop has been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior. 

About Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.:
Preservation Oklahoma, Incorporated, is the state's only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. Preservation Oklahoma’s mission is to promote preservation statewide. Founded in 1992, Preservation Oklahoma is a statewide partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and works on joint projects with the Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). More information can be found at www.preservationok.org.


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