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Tombstone Cleaning Workshop

June 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Tombstone Preservation 101 & Pioneer Section Spring Clean-up

Kelowna’s Memorial Park Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Kelowna’s historical figures. Time has taken its toll on some of the tombstones in the pioneer section, by keeping them clean and using the proper conservation techniques we can help preserve these historical markers for generations to come.
In this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to safely clean cemetery headstones. You will be shown what tools to use and how to use them. Most of the workshop will consist of hands on activity where you will work together in teams on a few different headstones. For those who like gardening, there will be opportunities to prune some of the plants that are overwhelming the graves.
David Gatzke, the Cemetery Manager, will assist in the workshop by speaking about the history of the cemetery. Local Historian, Bob Hayes, will provide historical information about the people whose graves have been preselected for cleaning.
Please meet at the Memorial Park Cemetery, parking is available near the pioneer section. Be sure to wear suitable clothing to be working outside on the day of the workshop – keep in mind you may get dirty!

PARTICIPANTS should REGISTER BY June 1st. Supplies provided.

For more information or to register please contact:
Nikki Bose – Curator of Collections
250-763-2417 ext. 26


June 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery
1991 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9V7 Canada
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