Prince George's County Cemetery Preservation

Brochures, Reports, and Special Studies

Prince George's County Cemetery Preservation

Title:

Prince George's County Cemetery Preservation

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Publication Date:
12/01/2010
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
2

This manual provides information on the types of cemeteries present in Prince George’s County, why it is important to preserve cemeteries, how to develop a cemetery preservation plan, where to look for funding, and how to research and survey historic cemeteries. Guidance is offered on basic preservation techniques, including initial clean-up, regular maintenance, gravestone cleaning, repairs, resetting gravestones, and selecting a skilled conservator. The appendices provide a glossary of terms commonly used in cemetery research, survey, and preservation, how to identify cemetery features, sample survey forms, cemetery laws, and a bibliography. Through this manual, M-NCPPC hopes to bolster local cemetery preservation efforts and generate additional support for the protection of historic burial grounds.

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