Cemetery Preservation Workshop,
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program;

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will present a free Cemetery Preservation Information Workshop beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in the Genealogy Room at the Roy and Christine Sturgis Library of Cleveland County at 203 West Magnolia Street in Rison, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The workshop, led by AHPP Technical Assistance Coordinator Brian Driscoll, will address such topics as cemetery safety, site clean-up, documentation and monument cleaning techniques. Driscoll, who holds a historic preservation degree from Southeast Missouri State University, has run the AHPP’s technical assistance program for 11 years and has received professional training in cemetery preservation.

For more information, Driscoll at (501) 324-9880 or brian@arkansasheritage.org or call the library at (870) 325-7270.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.