POSTPONED-Asheville Historic African American Cemetery Workshop

Event Description

In light of Governor Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, this special event from the NC African American Heritage Commission in partnership with the NC Office of State Archaeology and the Friends of South Asheville Cemetery has been postponed.

While we are disappointed not to be able to offer this experience, the health and safety of our stakeholders and guests, volunteers and staff is always our first priority. This event will be rescheduled for the fall, and we will share a new date at a future time.



Join local and state experts for a hands-on workshop to learn how to preserve, protect, record, care for and engage with historic African American cemeteries.*

Morning sessions include:

  • Why is this work important?
  • Reflections: Looking Back at the History of South Asheville Cemetery and St. John A
  • Looking Forward: The Future of Cemetery Preservation
  • Got a Cemetery? The Office of State Archaeology can help!
  • Community Engagement and the South Asheville Cemetery
  • Cemetery Documentation and Archival Best Practices
  • Mapping and Restoration in the South Asheville Cemetery

Afternoon hands-on activities include:

  • Tour of the historic South Asheville Cemetery
  • Critically assessing your cemetery
  • Headstone cleaning best practices
  • Transcribing and recording headstone techniques

Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided to all participants. 

*This event is part of a series. Check our website for future events in this series. 

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