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AGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster appreciation of the cultural significance of gravestones and burial grounds through their study and preservation.

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Please take a look at our chapter events listing below. Dates, times and locations are subject to change so come back often.

Chapter Date

Time    

Location Contact Event Flyer Link
Alabama April 19, 2014

 8 -4  pm

Trussville Area Chamber Of Commerce  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  AL
Illinois May 17, 2014 TBA Quincy, Illinois This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Indiana April 26, 2014 12pm - 1pm

Ivy Tech Community College, North Campus Technology Building, Room 1235

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New England, Northeast May 18, 2014 TBA Portland, Maine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
New England, Southeaster: Cape Cod May 10, 2014 TBA TBA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
New England, Western TBA TBA TBA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
New York May 10, 2014 TBA Sleepy Hollow Westchester, NY This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Ohio TBA TBA TBA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Washington DC, Metro Area TBA TBA TBA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

2014 Puerto Rico Study Tour

study-tourThe Association for Gravestone Studies in partnership with the Society for Historical Archaeology is planning a four-day study tour of the cemeteries of Puerto Rico for 2014.

Details and pricing will be available soon and we invite interested individuals to email or contact the AGS office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information and to be placed on our contact list.

Puerto Rico is a diverse island with a rich history. Spanish colonization of the island dates back to 1493 when the second voyage of Christopher Columbus landed on the Western shore near present-day Aguada. Spanish influence would continue for the next 400 years and leave a lasting impression in the architecture, culture, landscape and history. 

Puerto Rican cemeteries are a rich and untapped resource. They are based on the Campo Santo style of cloistered or walled cemeteries of Italy, Spain and Southern Europe. They mainly date from the nineteenth century and retain common design elements of walled enclosures, entrance gates, chapels, plantings and main walkways with lateral paths that divide the cemetery into quadrants. The monuments are a panoply of styles reflecting the social and economic background of the deceased. Long rows of communal crypts, concrete crosses, marble monuments and large above ground pantéons and family mausoleums can all be found in Puerto Rico. 

New York Chapter Co-Sponsored Event

logo-smallThe New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies invites you to the NYC Parks' UnCommon Ground lecture series this spring, entitled "Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes, Part II: Design, Topography/Geology and Stewardship." The subject of urban cemeteries, both private and public, will be explored with a view toward greater understanding, appreciation and stewardship of these evocative landscapes. The series consists of three lectures which will take place on February 11, March 11 and April 3, 2014.

The NY Chapter of AGS is pleased to co-sponsor the second lecture in the series, entitled "From Below the Ground \ / Up / \: A Geologist's Reading of Urban Cemeteries in NYC." The speaker, Sidney Horenstein, is Geologist Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC. The event will take place on March 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. 

The lectures will take place at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park (64th St. and Fifth Ave., Third Floor). Lectures are free and event seated is limited. RSVP to http://bit.ly/1fqIESW or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

The Association for Gravestone Studies
Greenfield Corporate Center
101 Munson Street - Suite 108
Greenfield, MA 01301

413.772.0836 | info@gravestonestudies.org

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