Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Cemetery Transcription and Best Practices Workshop July 22
Cemetery Transcription and Best Practices Workshop
This combination workshop/documentation project will instruct participants in how to transcribe grave markers, and provide advice for towns or heritage groups thinking about planning a historic cemetery project.
The morning session will cover the DOs and DON’Ts of planning a cemetery project: Andrea O'Brien (Heritage NL) will provide an overview of how municipalities can designate and protect historic cemeteries; while Dale Jarvis (Heritage NL) will talk about how to record inscriptions, tombstone symbols and stone types, and how to fill out cemetery marker forms. In the afternoon session, participants will assist the Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum in collecting tombstone information at the St. Francis of Assisi RC Cemetery.
Participants will walk through the cemetery looking at the evolution of the memorials and tombstone motifs over time, and then will work to record contemporary grave markers as part of the Museum’s ongoing project to maintain a database of cemetery inscriptions.
Full day workshop, breaks, water, lunch included
Monday, July 22nd, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum
744 Logy Bay Road, Logy Bay
(backup rain date: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019)
Spaces limited, pre-registration required. Registration deadline Thursday, July 18th.
Book your spot here.