Monday, 03 25, 2013
502-564-1792, ext. 4504
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the Monday prior to each workshop to register.
For more about KHS, its collections and programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.
-30-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.