ACPA’S 15TH Annual Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Published 8:28 am Friday, April 8, 2016

The Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance, Inc. (ACPA) will host the 15th annual cemetery preservation workshop at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the historic Friendship United Methodist Church cemetery in Gardendale on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Sign-in and introductions at 8:30 a.m., program ends at 3:30 p.m.

The morning program will begin with the ACPA staff in a round table discussion with active audience participation (Planning, Preserving & Protecting Your Cemetery), followed with presentations by Kermit Dooley, President, Gardendale Historical Society (Historic Gardendale, A Settlement Once Known as Jugtown); Craig Remington, Director, University of Alabama’s Cartographic Research Laboratory (Using Sanborn Insurance Maps in Your Research); and Joey Brackner, Director, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture (The History of Decoration Day in Alabama).

After lunch, Charles Thomas, owner, Eagle Eye Masonry, will lead a hands-on demonstration of proper stone cleaning and repair techniques in the historic Friendship Cemetery.

Registration fee of $25 for ACPA members and $30 for non-members includes a conference folder, breakfast sandwiches, refreshments and a box lunch.

Preregistration deadline is Apr 23, 2016, to ensure a box lunch and a conference folder.

A workshop flyer with registration form can be downloaded from the ACPA’s home webpage at

Contact Scott Martin at for additional information.