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Practical Preservation: Cemetery Preservation Workshop

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us as we explore best practices for preserving tombstones in the morning and apply our newfound knowledge at Toussaint L’Ouverture Cemetery in the afternoon. Learn from the following experts: Graham PerryJames Allen GoochCarol HughesRachael Finch, and Anna Marcum!

Preservation Workshop Schedule:
SESSION ONE: 9:00 AM- 11:00AM: Lehew Magid Big House for Preservation Boardroom (Address: 112 Bridge St, Franklin, TN 37064)
9:00AM: Coffee and Pastries
9:00AM-9:15AM: Introduction of Anna Marcum, Senior Director of Preservation at the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County
9:15AM-10:00AM: James Allen Gooch and Carol Hughes: Purpose, Meaning, and Best Practices for preserving cemeteries
10:00AM-10:15 AM: Break (Time for Q & A with Mr. Gooch and Ms. Huges)
10:15AM-10:45AM: Mr. Graham Perry: Overview of Tennessee Preservation Laws and Best Practices 
10:45AM-11:00AM: Rachel Finch and Anna Marcum: History of Hard Bargain Association and Toussaint L’Ouverture Cemetery

LUNCH BREAK : 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM *Lunch on your own

SESSION TWO: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM ToussaintL’Ouverture Cemetery (Address: 608 Mt Hope St, Franklin, TN 37064)
12:00PM-12:15PM: Demonstration
12:15PM-2:00PM: Cleaning of Toussaint L’Ouverture Cemetery 

We’d also like to extend a special thanks to the Hard Bargain Association for their support and accommodations for this event.
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April 20
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Lehew Magid Big House (Old, Old Jail)
112 Bridge St.
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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