Monday, March 8, 2010

Cemetery Preservation-Tourism Workshop

On March 12, 2010, a workshop on cemetery preservation and tourism will be held in the Multimedia Room 2.106 of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.This workshop is a part of the larger Preserve America Cemetery preservation grant entitled “Community Based Interpretation: Linking Heritage, Preservation, GIS, Curriculum and Web Services.” The Workshop is for individuals who are interested in cemetery preservation and how it relates to heritage tourism. It is open to the public and free of charge. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch is on your own,  and there will be a field trip to a local monument company. The workshop will conclude with a headstone identification seminar from 3 -4 p.m.

Speakers for the event include Dr. Perky Beisel, department of history, Dr. William Forbes, Department of geography, Dr. Chay Runnels, Hospitality Administration, and Dr. George Avery, archeology. For more information, please email  me at:

We are excited to bring this workshop to the public and are looking forward to a great day of networking and learning. Please click the photos below for the full schedule and additional details. See you then!