Basic Cemetery Restoration Workshop

Event Type: Local History & Genealogy
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 6/23/2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 John Heider, a professional gravestone conservator, will teach and guide individuals on how to properly care for Illinois cemeteries and their historic grave markers. You will gain valuable knowledge on documenting a cemetery, safe cleaning practices, probing for unmarked graves, and repairing and resetting certain types of grave markers.

This is a two-part workshop. Part one is required and will take place Saturday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library. Part two is cemetery field work and participants will sign up for either Saturday, June 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or Sunday, June 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery.

The workshop is limited to twenty (20) participants. The workshop is FREE, however REGISTRATION is required. Contact the Archives at 217-3670-4025 or

Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Contact: Champaign County Historical Archives
Contact Number: 217-367-4025
Presenter: John Heider