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Cemetery Preservation

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Learn how to begin a cemetery preservation or restoration project and how to help ensure that sound choices are made to avoid harming what you seek to protect. Discussions focus on current issues in cemetery preservation, such as recording and documenting cemeteries and graveyards, undertaking preservation efforts, and exploring conservation techniques and issues.


Debi Hacker, conservation administrator, Chicora Foundation, Inc., specializing in cemetery landscapes, including assessments and maintenance recommendations, and has experience conducting detailed recordation of both African-American and Euro-American cemeteries throughout the Southeast

Michael Trinkley, Ph.D., director, Chicora Foundation, Inc., and a stone conservator specializing in cemetery preservation, including assessments, treatments, and long-range planning, and has extensive experience working with African-American and Euro-American cemeteries in the Southeast

Evaluation Comments

"I was able to see how thoroughly one should prepare for cemetery preservation."

"[The seminar] gave me a new way to look to preserving the cemetery. It covered more than I thought."

"Exceeded in broad scope of topics covered and materials provided and shared."

"I am presently responsible for planning development. Many items I hadn't considered are now clarified and will be included."

"All my questions were confirmed, answered, or given excellent research possibilities."

"I got information that I can use immediately. Good hands-on information about preservation, maintenance, and the importance of inventory in the maintenance program."

"I am leaving greatly enriched and educated. I see more clearly what I need to do and how."


Curators and managers of historic cemeteries; preservation consultants

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars

Cemetery Landscapes: A Practical Guide to Care and Maintenance

Location and Dates

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

Customized/On-Site Training
NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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