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Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Mount Carroll, IL

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



July 30
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Oak Hill Cemetery, Illinois
West State Street
Mount Carroll, IL 61053 United States
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Join us at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll, IL on Tuesday July 30th, 2024!

All 48 State Tour events are 100% FREE & OPEN to the public!

9am-3pm (local time)

  • Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques!
  • A discussion on historic preservation will begin the day with a short walk and talk tour, visually surveying some of the most historic gravestones and monuments in need of repair.
  • Safe & effective removal of biological activity w/ approved stone cleaners & graffiti removal + prevention. HANDS ON! Adopt a stone and perform the cleaning process yourself.
  • The most common repair techniques will be discussed and performed including resetting a badly leaning or sunken tablet stone and joining broken gravestone fragments using epoxy, clamps, and bracing techniques.
  • *If time allows* we will employ an overhead, lifting tripod and demonstrate how to rig and lift monuments safely.
  • *If time allows* we will review materials required and the process involved in replacing eroded or lost stone with the use of a stone infill material, including preparation, application and curing of mortars.


We recommend bringing water, snacks and any other essentials you feel that you may need. For example, a chair for breaks, hat, sunscreen, etc. We recommend wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing if planning to participate. For further questions or concerns regarding this event, please contact us!