A Graveyard Preservation Primer (American Association for State & Local History Second Edition)

A Graveyard Preservation Primer (American Association for State & Local History Second Edition)

By: Lynette Strangstad (author)Paperback

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A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for many who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards This fresh, updated edition has new information regarding project planning, documentation, research, landscaping, archaeology, current conservation treatments, public use of historic graveyards, and ethics, as well as a completely updated list of additional resources. This revision reflects both changes in technology and also changes in current thought and uses over the years.

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About Author

Trained through the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Restoration Workshop, Lynette Strangstad has specialized in graveyard preservation since 1980. She has served as conservator, burial ground consultant, preservation planner, and speaker at sites throughout the United States and is nationally known for her work in burial ground preservation.


List of Figures Foreword Preface Chapter 1 Assessing the Problem The Importance of Early Graveyards A Few Definitions Chapter 2 Organizational Concerns Developing a Plan Working with Volunteers Public Awareness Security Graveyards as an Educational Tool A Word about Funding Chapter 3 Documentation and Research Documenting the Graveyard Research Surveys Site Management Plan Mapping the Graveyard Archaeology Chapter 4 Conservation Issues Safety Note Cleaning and Maintaining the Site Landscaping Finding a Gravemarker Conservation Professional Stone in Graveyards Brick and Stone Box Tombs and Vaults Metals Chapter 5 A Question of Ethics Observing Respect Maintaining Historic Integrity Gravestone Rubbing Removal of Gravestones Appendices A. Sample Gravestone Rubbing Regulations B. Sample Cemetery Survey Forms C. S ample Individual Marker Assessment Form D. Sample Vegetation Survey Form E. Ironwork Assessment Worksheet F. Sample Cemetery Legislation G. Consultants, Conservators, and Carvers Glossary Sources of Additional Information Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780759122420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 236
  • ID: 9780759122420
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0759122423
  • edition: Second Edition

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