Gravestone Restoration Workshop

Posted on May 15, 2021 by Jennifer Mele under All Cemeteries, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Preservation, Special Event
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Join us on July 28, 2021
10am – 12:30pm
St. Agnes Cemetery: 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands, NY 12204

 

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries will host a gravestone restoration workshop on July 28th under the direction of cemetery historian and preservationist, Kelly Grimaldi.

This workshop will focus on cleaning historic marble gravestones located in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Under the guidance of cemetery preservationist, Kelly Grimaldi, participants will learn how to safely and effectively clean stones using D2 Biological Solution and nylon brushes.

This is a hands-on workshop.  Participants will need to dress appropriately to work outside. The cleaning solution and brushes will be provided. Please bring waterproof gloves and a bucket or dishpan to hold rinse water.

Working on old gravestones is a fun and relaxing way to spend a few hours on the grounds of a beautiful Victorian era cemetery! Many stones in the cemetery date back to the mid-19th century. Over the decades they have blackened with pollutants and suffer the unsightly and damaging impact of lichen, mold, and moss. With a little effort and knowledge, you can ensure memorials to long departed souls are preserved for many more years to come.

Workshop is free, but registration is required. 

Please contact Kelly Grimaldi to register, 518-350-7679 or via email at [email protected]

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