Thursday, July 8, 2010

Preserve America Mini-grant Application -UPDATED 7/13

Please note that the application was updated on July 13.

We are very happy to announce the Preserve America Cemetery Interpretation Mini-grant program. Mini-grants are available for a variety of projects related to cemetery interpretation. Cemeteries located in Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, Nacogdoches and Houston counties are eligible for this grant program. Applications must be received by August 16, 2010 and projects must be completed by March 2011. Funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis and grant recipients will be assigned an SFA mentor for their project.

To download an application please visit SFA Preserve America Mini-grant application UPDATED. For more information, please email Dr. Chay Runnels (

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oral History Workshop

More information on the June 25th Preserve America Workshop is below. Click the image to enlarge and let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Gravestone Identification Workshop

More information on the next Preserve America Workshop is below. Click the image to enlarge and let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Upcoming Workshops

Mark your calendars! The Preserve America Grant Team is currently organizing two workshops, which will be free and open to the public.

The first workshop will be help on Friday, June 18th. It will be a stone identification field trip that will depart from Stephen F. Austin State University and travel to Cherokee and Houston counties. The trip will be led by Dr. Kevin Stafford of the SFASU Geology Department.

The second workshop is an Oral History Workshop to be held on Friday, June 25th. This workshop will be led by Dr. Paul Sandul and Dr. Perky Beisel of the SFASU History Department, and it will be held on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Flyers and additional information will be posted soon, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Preserve America Newsletter

Click on the images below to read the Preserve America Newsletter. Let us know if you have any questions or ideas in the comments!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Article in the Toledo Chronicle

The Toledo Chronicle wrote an article about recent Preserve America Workshop in Sabine County. You can read the article and see some great photos here. Thanks to all who helped put together a great event, and to all the community members who attended. We hope to see you at the next workshop!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cemetery Preservation Workshop - April 30th

Join us on April 30th in Hemphill, Texas at 11:00am for a lecture about cemetery preservation. Jason Church of the Center for Preservation Technology and Training and will speak about the physical care of grave markers and then give a hands-on demonstration at the Gasby New Zion Cemetery, which is one of the Preserve America Grant's partner cemeteries.

The location of the lecture will be announced soon. Questions and comments can be directed to George Avery, at