FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2013) –The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Cemetery Preservation Program will host a free workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Carter Caves State Resort Park.


This is the fourth in a series of 10 workshops intended to help Kentuckians preserve their local and family cemeteries. Each workshop is tailored to a specific set of counties. This is the only workshop in the Carter, Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Elliott county region, but residents of any Kentucky county are invited to attend.


Each cemetery preservation workshop will include discussions on Kentucky cemetery laws; access to family cemeteries; the attorney general’s opinions relating to descendants’ access rights; deed information and how it relates to the inclusion or exclusion of cemeteries; preservation efforts, including cleaning, repairing and mapping a cemetery; registration of a cemetery with the Kentucky Historical Society’s Cemetery Preservation Database; and the introduction of two new programs, the Kentucky Historical Society’s Pioneer Cemetery program and the Kentucky Historical Society’s Adopt-A-Cemetery program.


These workshops are made possible with financial support from the Steele-Reese Foundation and the KHS Foundation.


The workshop is free, but preregistration is required. Contact Ann G. Jonson at 502-564-1792, ext. 4404 or anng.johnson@ky.gov to register.


For more about KHS, its collections and programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



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