Cemetery Preservation Conferences Planned | Local

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FORT EDWARD — May is Preservation Month, and the Washington County Historical Society has scheduled a series of lectures on cemetery restoration as part of the Cronkite Lecture Series. Every Thursday in May, the society will sponsor a conference, a talk or a demonstration concerning cemetery restoration and/or stone repair.

Brian Raymond will teach the first session on the proper way to clean headstones at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Kingsbury Cemetery, Route 4 in Kingsbury. Participants must arrive at 6:00 p.m. for orientation.

The second session features Joseph Ferrannini discussing the work he has done in restoring cemeteries in the North Country. The conference will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 12 at the Fort Edward Market on Canal Street in Fort Edward.

In the third session, Jamie Greenough will discuss the work he has done to restore Vermont cemeteries. Greenough hopes to form an association to help restore cemeteries in the North Country. The conference will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 19 at the Fort Edward Market, 63 Canal St., Fort Edward.

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The final session will be the fourth annual Washington County Historical Society Preservation Awards. The historical society will honor projects and individuals who have worked to preserve the architecture and history of Washington County. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Fort Edward Market.

The Washington County Historical Society welcomes anyone interested in cemetery preservation work or those interested in preservation projects in Washington County. Details will be announced closer to the presentation dates. Check the Washington County Historical Society website and Facebook pages for upcoming announcements.

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