Please take a look at our chapter events listing below. Dates, times and locations are subject to change so come back often.
What do a fervent abolitionist, the long-unburied Alton Mummy, the tallest person in recorded history and "The Grandmother of Agitators" have in common? They are all subjects that you will hear about at our upcoming meeting! Doors open at 9:00 for registration and goodies, speakers begin at 9:30. We will break for lunch, with a little extra time to explore the museum or get your picture taken across the street with the life-sized statue of Robert Wadlow, who stood 8 feet, 11.2 inches tall before his death at the age of 22. At 1:00, we will be meeting at the Alton City Cemetery for a guided tour, followed by more exploring at Alton National Cemetery, the Confederate Soldiers' monument and Upper Alton Cemetery, where Wadlow is buried. The Mother Jones monument is a short 50 minutes away in Mount Olive if you'd like to stop there on your way home....join us for fun, food (I hear John has a new recipe or two!) and photos, we'd love to see you all there!
with Jonathan Appell
Saturday, August 27th - 9:00 am until 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 28th - 9:00 am until 4:30 pm
Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
Historic Congressional Cemetery, partnering with the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will be hosting Operation Conservation, a workshop to provide educational outreach for those in our area who are interested in cemetery conservation. The workshop, open to a limited number of attendees, will provide hands-on experience with cleaning, resetting tablets, disassembling and reconstructing multi-piece monuments, joining broken headstone fragments, pros and cons of drilling, when to use consolidation, and resetting stones without heavy equipment.
Registration fee: $180 for both days of the workshop and a boxed lunch for each day.
More information can be found at http://hccemetery.wix.com/conservation
Annual Meeting 2014: The October meeting in Nacogdoches was a great success! Perky Beisel organized the meeting- we were small in number but very enthusiastic! George Avery gave a presentation that actually stumped us know-it-alls with information we had never heard before. More details and photographs, including the cemetery tour will be included in the e-newsletter.