July 13, 2019 – “Gravestone 101”

The July 13, 2019 meeting will feature speaker Amanda Kutch. In her presentation, “Gravestone 101”, she will give us pointers on the care of grave markers. Among the topics she will cover is choosing the right materials to use to safely clean stone markers.

Amanda is a local historian who has been researching her family history since she was young.  She has co-taught classes on cemeteries for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and for several years, gave themed tours in our local cemeteries to school groups and the public.  Amanda has been trained by Jonathan Appell, renowned monument conservator in the art of gravestone cleaning and repair. She is a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

The meeting will take place from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The address of the Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.