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Nationally recognized monument conservator to present workshop in Tama Sept. 23 and 24

September 9, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TAMA NEWS-HERALD-On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, the City of Tama and the Oak Hill Cemetery Association have arranged for Jonathan Appell, a premier monument conservator, to present this two-day workshop.

The workshop will be of great interest to Pioneer Cemetery people and to cities who want their city workers to learn this craft, allowing them to keep their cemeteries in excellent condition. However, the workshop is also open to the public and anyone having an interest in preserving the past.

The sessions will run from 9 a.m. and last until approximately 4:30 p.m.

Attendees should report to the Civic Center at 305 Siegel Street in Tama. Part of the workshop will be a presentation by Appell.

Most of the time, however, will be spent in the Oak Hill Cemetery and a pioneer cemetery near Chelsea.

This will allow for hands-on experience for those who wish to participate. Participation is not mandatory, and people should feel free to only observe.

Appell will address the common problems of resetting stones, but he will also include information on various types of stone cleaning for different stones, different mortars and their application, matching color, sealing historic stone and masonry, and other more in-depth procedures.

Appell has studied in both the United states and Europe, learning skills related to his conservator role. He travels throughout the United States presenting workshops. He is very committed to preservation of the past.

The fee for attending only one day - Friday or Saturday is $30. The fee for those attending both days is a total of $40.

Please register by calling 641-484-3334. Make checks payable to the Oak Hill Cemetery Association and send them to the Tama Civic Center, 305 Siegel, Tama, Iowa 52339.

Article Photos

Jonathan Appell, a premier monument conservator, is shown conducting a workshop on restorations. He will be in Tama on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24 to conduct a two-day session which the public may attend. Photo provided

Fact Box

What:Monument workshop by Jonathan Appell
When: Fri & Sat, Sept. 23 & 24
Where: Meet at Tama Civic Center with workshops in Oak Hill and a Chelsea Pioneer cemetery.



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