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Due to the corona-virus and the regulations for mask wearing and social distancing, this event has been canceled. We hope to bring this workshop to you in 2021. Thank you for your understanding. Please be well and stay safe. 

Woodland is pleased to partner with gravestone restoration expert Misti Spillman as she conducts a series of workshops for those who are interested in headstone cleaning and restoration.

Workshops will be conducted at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday’s May 16, June 20, August 15 and September 19, 2020.

Cost is $30 per person for the Beginners class and $50 per person for the Advanced class. You will receive and includes hands on, one-on-one and group instruction on headstone preservation techniques including: fixing breaks, resetting, cleaning and how to mix proper mortars for stone repair. You will also receive a Headstone Cleaning Starter Kit that will include all of the tools needed for the day. The entire workshop will be spent in the cemetery. A break for lunch will be provided. Please feel free to bring a lunch or visit any of the restaurants on Brown Street.

Misti Spillman has a background in researching and restoring cemeteries. She worked as an AmeriCorps member at the Ohio History Connection and serves as a reference and liaison to numerous museums and historical societies throughout Ohio. Misti is the owner of Reviving Cemeteries, LLC.

To register for any or all of these classes, go to bit.ly/WoodlandHeadstones