2019 GMCA CONFERENCE AGENDA

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

10:00 AM  Welcome & Intro, David Satterwhite (GMCA President), Daniel Carey (President & CEO, Historic Savannah Foundation) & Joe Marinelli (President, Visit Savannah)

10:30 AM       Tracing Savannah’s Cemeteries, Luciana Spracher, Director, City of Savannah Municipal Archives

11:15 AM             Developing a Cemetery Preservation Program, Izabella Nuckels, Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Cemetery Operations

1:00 PM GMCA Business Meeting

1:30 PM            Selecting and Building Relationships with Cemetery Preservation Contractors, Emily Ford, Owner, Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation, LLC

2:30 PM            The Future of Small and Family Cemeteries, Dr. Michael Trinkley, Director, Chicora Foundation, Inc.

3:15 PM                  The Way to Ways: A Case Study in Mausoleum Conservation, Greg Jacobs, Managing Partner, Landmark Preservation, LLC


Thursday, October 17th, 2019

9:00 AM                 The Little Building that Could, Ashley Shares, Preservation Manager, Historic Oakland Foundation

9:45 AM          Stories from the Good Cemeterian, Andrew Lumish

10:45 AM        Secretary of the Interior Standards, Sarah Love, Archaeology Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Historic Preservation Division

1:00 PM                  Raising $3,000 Every Day – How Congressional Cemetery Raises $1.1 Million Annually, Paul Williams, President, Congressional Cemetery

1:45 PM            Organization and Operations of Bonaventure Historical Society, James Osborne, President, Bonaventure Historical Society

2:30 PM            Bonaventure Cemetery Tour, Pat Alhouse, Bonaventure Historical Society

6:00 PM Reception


Friday, October 18th, 2019

9:00 AM              Laurel Grove North Conservation Tour, Sam Beetler, Conservation Coordinator, City of Savannah Cemeteries Division

10:30 AM       Monument Restoration Demonstrations, Various Conservators

12:30 PM        Low-Country Boil Lunch

1:30 PM           Laurel Grove South Cemetery Tour

2:00 PM                 Wrap-up & Dismissal


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