Oakland Cemetery Conservation Workshop

Oakland Cemetery Conservation Workshop
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Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Oct 22, 09:00AM
Oct 22, 04:00PM
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917 S. Detroit Ave., Russellville, Arkansas
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The 2022 AHPP fall Cemetery Conservation Workshop will be held at Oakland Cemetery, 917 S. Detroit Avenue, Russellville, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

The free workshop on the basics of cemetery conservation, featuring instruction by Rusty Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration, will address common concerns in preservation and maintenance of cemeteries and offer hands-on training. Attendees are encouraged to participate in cleaning, basic repair, leveling and straightening of gravestones. 

Brenner has spent decades working to preserve and maintain funerary architecture across the nation. His meticulous care has saved many grave markers from being lost or replaced.

Through his instruction attendees learn the proper methods to repair and retain a community’s historic ties to the people who were part of the social, cultural and economic formation of the town, state and county.



9 AM - noon: Introductions and workshop overview
Cleaning, leveling and basic repairs will be covered.

Noon - 1 PM: Lunch
Lunch on the grounds provided by the AHPP.

1 - 4 PM
Continue with cleaning, leveling and basic repairs.


To register or learn more:

Contact Holly hope at (501) 324-9148 or at [email protected]

Registration is capped at 40 attendees.

For local information:

Contact Stephanie Warwick at (479) 857-4074


The Oakland Cemetery is located at 917 S. Detroit Avenue in Russellville

The Arkansas Historic Preservation program is an agency of Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.


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