touch that tombstone..........
check out these links brought to our
attention by Jan Ramos.
This is the web site for the Connecticut Gravestone Network,
The emphasis is on proper care, preservation, &
restoration techniques that do no further harm. It seems
that a lot of well- meaning folks are hurting the old stones
around the country - this includes some professionals hired by local
cemetery associations for cleaning, etc.
The 2nd site is 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, soft brushes only for old
stones. No chemicals, no power washing (which is what the pros love
to use - not only physical damage, but can change the color of the
I can't believe how much I've learned in a very short time thru
contact with the former organization. Glad I did a search &
found them before I tried anything on the stones I was interested in.
Thanks, Jan Ramos