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Operation Conservation

A Gravestone Preservation Workshop


Historic Congressional Cemetery

April 22 - 23, 2017

Congressional Cemetery  

Congressional Cemetery is a 35 acre historic yet active burial ground located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure.  Among the 67,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Site are still available for sale to anyone that may be interested in joining these intriguing individuals. The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Instructor:

Daniel Holcombe

Daniel Holcombe is the Grounds and Conservation Manager here at the Congressional Cemetery.  He earned a degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington, completed an internship at the Cemetery in the summer of 2012, and has gained knowledge and skills in stone conservation and landscape preservation through his years working here as well as various seminars and trainings. 

Info about the Workshop

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, partnering with the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will be hosting Operation Conservation, a workshop to provide educational outreach for those in our area who are interested in cemetery conservation.

Association for Gravestone Studies 

AGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster appreciation of the cultural significance of gravestones and burial grounds through their study and preservation.

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