Historic Huguenot Street to host gravestone preservation workshop on September 19-20

graveyard-HZTHistoric Huguenot street will host a two-day gravestone preservation workshop on September 19-20 in its historic 17th-century burial ground led by monuments conservator, preservationist and teacher Jonathan Appell, founder of the New England Cemetery Service.

The goal of this hands-on training workshop is to educate attendees on the various challenges and techniques of gravestone, monument and historic stone preservation via an interactive working experience. The workshop will begin on September 19 with a tour through the burial ground at Historic Huguenot Street, during which a selection of gravestones and monuments will be chosen for repair. All tools and materials will be provided.

“This workshop will not only benefit our own ongoing preservation efforts, it will provide a training ground for historians, conservators and preservationists throughout the region,” said Renzo Cinti, site supervisor at Historic Huguenot Street. “We’re all working toward the same goal, to preserve and protect what remains of our history in stone.”


Registration is required for the workshop. Attendees may register for either one or both days of the workshop, though it is recommended to attend both. One-day registration is $100 and $180 for both days. Register at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp.