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Cemetery Preservation Workshop This Saturday at Mason County Library
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 • Posted March 23, 2011

The Mason County Historical Commission will sponsor a cemetery preservation workshop, including an in-depth Historic Texas Cemetery designation application tutorial and an introduction to the RIP (Record, Investigate, Protect) Guardian statewide network. The workshop is free to the public and anyone interested in historic cemeteries is encouraged to attend.

The workshop will take place this coming Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Mason County Library with registration at 8:30 a.m.

The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation, responsible for identifying, protecting and interpreting our historic resources. The THC works with interested citizens, county historical commissions, and heritage groups to preserve our historic resources, including cemeteries. Historic cemeteries are among our most valuable cultural resources. They are also, unfortunately, vulnerable to loss and destruction. They are increasingly threatened by development, natural deterioration, neglect, vandalism and even misguided preservation efforts. Those cemeteries that are highly endangered could potentially be lost forever, along with the history they represent.

 

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