Cemetery Basics Lake Geneva


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This PowerPoint was presented by Jason Church on May 18, 2012 as part of a Cemetery Preservation Basics workshop in Lake Geneva, WI for the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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  • The data was then translated into Adobe Illustrator to create the completed map you see hanging in the back.
  • The next phase of the documentation was develop and undertake an assessment of the markers. This is the first of a three page form we developed for this purpose. This first page recorded the inscription and description of each marker.
  • Also accompanying the written documentation was photographic documentation that done both digitally in color and in the more archival stable B&W prints. Develop protocols.
  • The data was then translated into Adobe Illustrator to create the completed map you see hanging in the back.
  • Cemetery Basics Lake Geneva

    1. 1. C emetery Monument C are 1
    2. 2. National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
    3. 3. NCPTT – What We DoSpecializing in developing new technologies to solve preservation problems,
    4. 4. NCPTT – What We DoOr transferring technologies from other fields to apply in historic preservation.
    5. 5. NCPTT – What We Do We create a new toolsfor preserving cultural materials.
    6. 6. NCPTT – What We DoWe study traditional techniques for current applications.
    7. 7. NCPTT – What We DoWe offer training opportunities to apply technologies to historic preservation.
    8. 8. Im portance of C em etery D ocum entation 8
    9. 9. DocumentationFirst Phase of Surveys• H istorical D ocum entation (prim ary resources)• H istoric / C om m unity Photographs• O ral interviews 9
    10. 10. First Step: DocumentationWhy is this im portant?• Account of the current cond ition.• Record of existing m aterials.• H elps to establish preservation priorities. 10
    11. 11. L ocate or C reate a Site MapAmerican Cemetery, Natchitoches, LA 11
    12. 12. L ocate or C reate a Site Map• Several electronic program s available• C an be a sim ple location m ap• To an interactive GIS / GPS d ata base 12
    13. 13. A ccurately Record Descriptions 13
    14. 14. Photodocumention 14
    15. 15. PhotodocumentionD o not use• Shaving cream• Flour• C aulk 15
    16. 16. Photodocumention 16
    17. 17. Involve the community. 17
    18. 18. Survey Form s / Written D ocum entation• Several form s available• N ot all form s serve all need s• D evelop need specific and site specific form s 18
    19. 19. Written D ocum entation• Before you begin pick your form• D ecid e the “m eaning” of all term s on the form• Train all people involved 19
    20. 20. Written D ocum entationH ow would d ifferent people d escribe this? 20
    21. 21. Written D ocum entation Identify Materials lim estone zincm arble concrete 21
    22. 22. Documentation 22
    23. 23. Documentation 23
    24. 24. Documentation 24
    25. 25. DocumentationPlants as Grave M arkers 25
    26. 26. DocumentationPlants as Grave M arkers 26
    27. 27. Documentation“Unconventional” Grave Markers 27
    28. 28. DocumentationGrave G oods 28
    29. 29. Documentation• D escribe• L ist any m anufacturers labels• Paint color(s) found on fence• C urrent cond ition• N ote any m issing features
    30. 30. Where to G et More InformationTexas Historical C ommission www.thc.state.tx.us/National C enter for Preservation Technology and Training www.ncptt.nps.govA ssociation for G ravestone Studies www.gravestonestud ies.orgC hicora Foundation www.chicora.org 30