Providing Education and Support to Municipal and Nonprofit Cemeteries in Georgia
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The Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association is a recognized resource for cemetery professionals, historians and preservationists interested in cemetery preservation, advocacy and education. Our cemeteries, whether large or small, reveal the richness and historic fabric of Georgia's history. Through innovative workshops and conferences, GMCA's goal is to be a key resource to preserve our treasured cemeteries and burial grounds.
Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery - Rome, GA
2016 One Day Workshops
Cemetery professionals, historians and preservationists have enjoyed workshops that have been held in Savannah, Social Circle, Brunswick and Vienna. Our workshops offer unique, in-depth approaches to a variety of topics that have included cemetery rapid assessment, disaster preparedness, stone restoration, ground penetrating radar and using aerial videography (drones) to map and record cemeteries.
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Cemetery Workshop in Social Circle, Georgia
Workshop attendees pose for a photo with a drone used in the aerial photography of cemeteries. Drone provided by Skyblue Videography.
Cemetery Workshop in Vienna, Georgia
Workshop attendees watch as Henry Milhollin and Stan Rogers clean a monument using D/2.
Henry Milhollin and Stan Rogers clean a monument using D/2.
Stone after being cleaned with D/2.
Cemetery Workshop in Savannah, Georgia
City of Savannah Conservation Coordinator, Sam Beetler, discusses how to assess a cemetery's preservation needs.
2016 GMCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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West Point Cadets Pay Respects
to Lt. Henry O. Flipper
Eight cadets and two professors from the U.S. Military Academy at West
Point paid their respects to Henry O. Flipper, West Point's first
African-American graduate, at Thomasville’s historic Flipper Cemetery on
Wednesday, May 25th. Lt. Flipper graduated from West
Point in 1877.
The cadets paid their respects during a ceremonial program that included playing Taps and rendering the appropriate military salute. City of Thomasville staff were on hand to provide information about Lt. Flipper and to provide a tour of the cemetery that highlighted cemetery restoration. Since 2008, the cemetery has undergone extensive restoration of headstones and markers. Ground penetrating radar was used to document 147 marked burials and 722 unmarked burials.
Cemetery professionals, historians and preservationists from around Georgia rely on GMCA as their number one resource for information!
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