FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2013) — This spring and summer, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.


Each cemetery preservation workshops will include discussions on Kentucky cemetery laws; access to family cemeteries; 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 support from the Steele-Reese Foundation and the KHS Foundation.


“Grant funds from the Steele-Reese Foundation have enabled KHS to develop this array of workshops and programs to help Kentuckians preserve their cemeteries. The Adopt-A-Cemetery Program and Pioneer Cemetery Program could not have been successfully designed and implemented without their support, said Stuart Sanders, KHS professional services administrator. “Much work is left to be done, but with their continued support and cooperation, combined with the financial support of the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, many more people will be made aware of the need to protect and preserve Kentucky’s historical cemeteries.”


Each workshop is specifically tailored to a set of counties:


Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties

Williamsburg Tourism Center

650 S. 10th St. (Exit 11 from I-75), Williamsburg


Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Leslie, Clay, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Knott and Breathitt counties

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

700 College Road, Cumberland


Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Johnson, Magoffin, Floyd, Martin and Pike counties

Ramada Inn

624 James Trimble Blvd., Paintsville


Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Carter, Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Elliott counties

Carter Caves State Resort Park

344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill


Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Madison, Estill, Powell, Wolfe, Lee, Jackson and Owsley counties

Central Bank

350 West Main St., Richmond


Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Clark, Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan counties

Clark County Extension Service Office

1400 Fortune Drive, Winchester


Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fleming, Lewis, Nicholas and Robertson counties

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle


Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wayne, Pulaski, Laurel, Russell, Casey, Lincoln, Rockcastle, Garrard and Adair counties

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

5465 State Park Road, Jamestown


Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. - noon

Edmonson, Hart and Green counties

Hart County Public Library

500 E. Third St., Munfordville


Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland counties

Dale Hollow State Resort Park

5970 State Park Road, Burkesville


Each workshop is free, but preregistration is required. Contact Ann G. Jonson at 502-564-1792, ext. 4404 or anng.johnson@ky.gov by the Monday prior to each workshop 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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