Recording and Preserving African American Cemeteries Webinar

Oct 15, 2020

10:00 am — 11:30 am

Join the Loudoun Freedom Center, Preservation Virginia and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for an upcoming webinar about preserving African American cemeteries, with a spotlight on Loudoun County.

Pastor Michelle Thomas will be discussing her work preserving the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont and the formation of the Loudoun Freedom Center.

Representatives from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Loudoun County Government and the Balch Library will provide information on state cemetery laws, how to identify and record historic cemeteries, state maintenance funding, archival research and GIS mapping.

Presenters include:

Pastor Michelle Thomas, Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International Church, president, Loudoun NAACP, Loudoun County Heritage Commission
Kristin Brown, director, mapping & geographic information, Loudoun County
Ron Campbell, Leesburg Town Councilmember and director of the Loudoun Freedom Center
Joanna Wilson Green, archaeologist, easement & archaeology stewardship, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Alexandra S. Gressitt, library director, Thomas Balch Library
Karice Luck-Brimmer, program coordinator, History United
Heidi Siebentritt, historic preservation planner, Loudoun County

The webinar will be free, but registration is required. To register, visit:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eONXwiTxTImSqd2g1s6zrg

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