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Illinois Historical Preservation Agency holds workshop

A pair of workshop participants uncover a partial buried headstone at Oakland Cemetery on June 7.
A pair of workshop participants uncover a partial buried headstone at Oakland Cemetery on June 7.

PRINCETON — The Illinois Historical Preservation Agency held a cemetery preservation workshop on June 7. There were 12 people who attended the workshop held in the Metro Center and Oakland Cemetery. The trainers were Dawn Cobb, Hal, Hassen and John Heider.

The morning session included classroom instruction on the laws of applying to register and unregistered burial grounds and how to apply for a permit before working in a burial ground. Participants were taught what to do for probing for a buried headstone, resetting headstones, cleaning marble headstones and documenting the work.

After lunch, the group spent the afternoon, probing, uncovering, resetting and cleaning headstones in the oldest section of Oakland Cemetery.

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