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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GMCA Hosts Free Monument Restoration Workshop in Macon
On Thursday August 25th, the GMCA hosted a free monument restoration workshop at Riverside Cemetery in Macon. City of Savannah Cemetery Conservator, Sam Beetler, conducted the 4-hour training session, demonstrating the proper methods of repairing a damaged headstone. The workshop also included a tour of Riverside Cemetery.
More information can be found by visiting the Macon's local NBC news affiliate, 41 WMGT. http://www.41nbc.com/2016/08/25/conservationists-help-preserve-historic-macon-cemetery-monuments/
Unknown & Forgotten Could be Recognized at Historic Macon Rose Hill Cemetery
by Stanley Dunlap firstname.lastname@example.org
While historic Rose Hill Cemetery is the place where political luminaries, war veterans and famous musicians have been buried, efforts there could soon help remember the forgotten.
Two companies are offering to find unmarked burials and map out the gravesites at the Riverside Drive cemetery, where former Civil War soldiers, ex-mayors, governors and former Allman Brothers Band members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were laid to rest.
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