Keeping Cemeteries Alive! The Dead Have Stories to Share
Friday, February 17th 2017 — 9am to 12pm
Meijer Education Center at the Historical Society of Michigan — 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing MI 48911
Cemeteries contain an abundance of historical information. But those stories can be lost if the cemetery is in disarray. In this workshop, the speakers will discuss the importance of preserving, maintaining, and enhancing cemeteries—keeping them alive to tell the stories of the dead. Participants will learn how to establish a “friend group” for cemetery preservation, cultivate and maintain positive relationships with governing agencies for the purpose of maintenance, and create events and programs to enhance the histories they share. Presented by Jessie Lasorda, Rediscovered History, and Loretta Stanaway, Memorial Minders.
For in-person attendees, refreshments will be available. Lunch is on your own. Materials are included with your registration. Any handouts from the presenter will be sent to remote attendees after the workshop.
To register for a workshop, use our secure online registration form (https://www.hsmichigan.org/programs/workshops/#form) or call 800-692-1828.
If you are a personal member of HSM or represent an organization that itself is a member of the Society, registration is $39. Registration for non-members is $79 and includes a one-year HSM Individual Level 1 [Basic] membership.
New for 2017! Participants can now “attend” remotely, if they prefer, through Zoom Video Communications and will be able to interact with the speaker and other attendees (for full interaction, microphone and webcam are required on your device. Instructions on how to remote-in to the workshop will be sent to attendees).