Oct
15

Recording and Preserving African American Cemeteries Mini-Conference

Oct 15, 2020

10:00 am — 11:30 am

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be offered as an online panel discussion.

Join 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. Issues of cemetery ownership will be discussed by Leesburg Town Council member Ron Campbell.

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

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