48-State Tour! Restoring America’s Cemeteries - Pensacola Stop

Thursday, June 2, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)
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Jennifer Melcher
Archaeology Institute
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On June 2, join the UWF Archaeology Institute and Historic St. Michael's Cemetery Foundation as they welcome Jonathan Appell. Appell will be visiting Historic St. Michael's Cemetery and conducting a tour and workshop as part of Appell’s 48-state tour, “Restoring America’s Cemeteries.”

For the past 20 years, Appell has collaborated with numerous people and organizations from across the nation to preserve gravestones and monuments. He has developed and used his hands-on techniques to help create a movement restoring America's burying grounds.

The public is welcome to join Thursday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Guests are welcome to attend the days activities, which will include the following: 

  • An overview and discussion on historic preservation with a focus on masonry, cemeteries, and gravestones

  • Interactive tour allowing guests to visually survey the existing conditions of the gravestones and monuments on site

  • Gravestone cleaning demonstration

  • Gravestone guest adoption and cleaning 

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, coolers, water sunscreen and should wear old clothing and closed toe footwear. There will be a brief pause during the day for lunch. Guests will provide their own lunch arrangements.

Thursday, June 2, 2022
9 A.M. - 3 P.M. (Meet at South Alcaniz Street gate. The workshop will relocate over the course of the day.)
St. Michael's Cemetery
6 North Alcaniz StreetPensacola, FL, 32502
General public is invited, onsite in the cemetery 

For additional information or questions, please contact 850.474.3015 or email archaeology@uwf.edu.

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