AHPP to Host Cemetery Preservation Events in Waldron

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a free cemetery preservation lecture and hands-on cemetery preservation workshop in Waldron May 25-26.

A free lecture by veteran gravestone conservator Jonathan Appell of Atlas Preservation, Inc., will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at Waldron City Hall at 370 Featherston Street in Waldron. Appell will address the evolution of gravestone architecture in the U.S., gravestone materials and repair techniques. The lecture is co-sponsored by the City of Waldron.

Appell will lead the free workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Square Rock Cemetery at U.S. Highway 71 and Square Rock Road near Waldron. The workshop will focus on how to clean, re-set and repair tombstones, as well as instructions on cemetery maintenance, suitable cleaning products and proper techniques to use. Registration is limited to 40 people.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, contact Holly Hope at (501) 324-9880, write her at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, or send an e-mail message to her at [email protected].

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

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