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GRAVESTONE RESEACHERS TO HOST ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ME

WATERVILLE, ME -

WATERVILLE РThe Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) will hold its 34th Annual Conference June 14-19, 2011 at Colby College.  Featured hands-on workshops will include beginner and advanced-level gravestone conservation, preservation and documentation sessions including restoration methods and materials, photography, foil impressions and rubbings. Workshop presentations will also include photo archive strategies and self-publishing for researchers. Lecturers from across the United States and Canada will present on numerous and diverse topics related to current trends in the field of gravestone studies and bus tours will be offered to cemeteries throughout central Maine.

Membership in the Association is not required for attendance; however, members receive a discounted registration fee. Questions about the conference or becoming a member of AGS should be directed to Cheryl Patten, Conference Chair, at cwpatten@tds.net.

The Association for Gravestone Studies is a non-profit organization based in Greenfield, MA with members from many countries who share interests in art, history, art history, genealogy, archaeology, anthropology, conservation and material culture. For information, call 634 2156.

For More Information:

Contact Name: CHERYL WILLIS PATTEN

Telephone Number: (207)634-2156

Website: http://WWW.GRAVESTONESTUDIES.ORG

Email: CWPATTEN@TDS.NET