[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BonaventureIn Arkansas, many cemeteries are neglected and in need of care. One of the first steps in preserving a historic cemetery is recording and documenting.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program on July 19 will host a one-day workshop on mapping and documenting historic cemeteries.

The workshop will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, an African American cemetery located near Winchester.

The 4-hour workshop will focus on mapping skills (using a tape measure and compass), photographing and recording gravestones, gravestone care, identification of fraternal headstone symbols, completing state site forms, the National Register, and funding.

The workshop is limited to 20 people. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email Dr. Jodi A. Barnes at [email protected] or call 870-460-1290.

The photo above was taken last summer at Bonaventure Cemetery, one of the most well preserved, well documented and beautiful cemeteries in the United States. Photo by Patty Wooten.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]