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  • 08 January 2021 6:48 PM
    Message # 9764921

    With the pandemic isolating us from each other there are few places to safely go.  As weird as it may seem, a stroll through a cemetery is not only good exercise, fresh air and safe in these scary times but a source of great information about our ancestors.  I received an email about this program and thought it might be of interest to some. 

    The Pennsylvania State Archives is pleased to offer another event in its Community History Dialog series: Documenting and Preserving Community Cemeteries, which will be held online, January 26th from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Join us in this online discussion to inspire and help social communities think about how they can collect and preserve their own history. The event is free but requires registration.

    Click here to register or copy and paste this link in your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuGtqjgvH9wH1ziRxjBTWOs74_CFnqyb

    Documenting and Preserving Cemeteries to Preserve Community History

    Burial grounds and cemeteries are among the most valuable historic resources we have. They provide a direct link to the history of the individuals and communities where they are located. Discover how the Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds Project, Historic Eden Cemetery, and Friends of Lebanon Cemetery are working to preserve their community history with an emphasis on African American cemeteries across Pennsylvania.

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