Event Info



71 Main St.
Farmington, CT 06032

Gravestone Cleaning Workshop

Stanley-Whitman House gravestone cleaning workshops run from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and start with an orientation on cemetery preservation, maintenance of historic gravestones, an overview of Connecticut’s historic burying grounds and cemeteries, and symbolism and carver identification. A demonstration will highlight basic care of gravestones, including low-tech conservation do’s and don’ts, before splitting into smaller groups for a demonstration of hands-on-basic techniques.

Roll up your sleeves, get dirty and learn all about Connecticut’s colonial graveyards from Ruth Shapleigh-Brown of CT Gravestone Network.

$20 members / $25 non-members

Materials will be provided. Parking is available at the Barney Library which is a short distance away from the Memento Mori Cemetery.

Event Times

Gravestone Cleaning Workshop

  • Saturday, August 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday, September 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday, October 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm