Before you touch that tombstone...

Check out this information brought to our attention by Jan Ramos. This is the web site for the Association for Gravestone Studies with emphasis on care, art, importance, symbolism, & more. http://www.gravestonestudies.org

The word needs to get out - plain water and soft brushes only for old stones. No chemicals, no power washing (which is what the pros love to use - not only does it cause physical damage, but it can change the color of the stone!).