2020 CCUS Class Registration

The 1st Annual Cemetery Conservators for United Standards 2 Day Preservation Training June 27th & 28th...9 am to 5 pm both days To be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Clermont County Ohio east of Cincinnati

Welcome to prepaid preregistration for the CCUS 2020 cemetery preservation class. This will be a 2 day hands on instructional that will cover the 6 basics of “do no harm” preservation. Other topics will be discussed on the 2nd day such as…casting new bases, bronze, graffiti removal, & more. The 6 basics are…

  1. Grave marker cleaning
  2. Grave tablet setting
  3. Grave tablet setting in a slotted base
  4. Multi-piece monument setting
  5. Grave tablet mending/repair
  6. Grave marker infill

This 2 day instructional class is for beginners ONLY. Those with 2 or more years’ experience in this field or perform cemetery preservation or restoration professionally, as a trade, or as an income, need NOT apply. If you feel you have an extenuating circumstance and believe this rule does not apply to you, then please contact us at cemeteryconservators@gmail.com

This event is ONLY open to those who preregister and prepay. ALL others will not be admitted. In order to ensure this, you must show ID that matches your registration information at the gate prior to parking.

2020 Admission Cost

The General Public

$150.00 per adult for both days

This instruction is for adults 18 years of age & older. Teens between the ages of 12 & 17 are welcome because they are old enough to grasp the significance of what is going on, & are old enough for some limited participation in some of the training. And also because we strongly believe youth involvement is important. Care of all youth between the ages of 12 and 17 is the responsibility of the adult with whom they are attending.

  • Children between 12 & 17 are FREE
  • No children under the age of 12 due to safety concerns.

The Township Trustee Rate

Because we know how important township trustees are to so many of the older historic pioneer cemeteries, we want to do all we can to encourage trustee & township support. We understand townships are quite often left with the burden of upkeep & maintenance for these cemeteries that generally no longer benefit from “current cemetery” status. This only adds to the overall financial burden they face.

$75.00 per trustee per township for both days

How to Register

We have set up a product on our e-commerce platform for registration purposes. Simply fill out the form. Here is some pertinent information you will need to know:

  • Payment Method – Acceptable payment methods are listed below.
  • Names of Attendees – We will need the first and last names of all attendees
  • For Township Employees – We will follow up after registration to get proof of employment for all attendees registered under a township

How to Pay

1… prepay with PayPal or credit or debit card through the online checkout process (PayPal is the payment gateway).
2… prepay by check by sending to:
Cemetery Conservators for United Standards
P. O. Box 875
Mansfield, Ohio 44901
3…money order by sending to:
Cemetery Conservators for United Standards
P. O. Box 875
Mansfield, Ohio 44901
ALL payments must clear by June 20th
**No over phone credit cards as we are unable to securely process this type of transaction at this time.**

Directions

Latitude: 38.8696200 Longitude: -84.1691300 Roughly 30 miles east of Cincinnati

More to Look Forward To

Lunch for both days will be included in the cost of admission. We will also be giving away a FREE cemetery related T-shirt through a random drawing both days. We may also have some raffles for items such as D/2, epoxy, and lime mortar products. We’re working out the details now.

CCUS Conservators from across the country that will be on Hand to Instruct You

Mark Morton

Gravestone Guardians of Ohio

Bobbie Watson Mathis

Union City Society For Historic Preservation & Saving Graves Mich.

Jennifer Eve

Central Florida Cemetery Project

Mike Alexander

Respect Tombstone Cleaning & Grave Maintenance Tenn.

Matthew Kudlate

Berkshire Gravesite Products & Services Mass.

James Sisk

Sisk Grave Care Service Tenn.

Marty & Amanda Strickfaden

Conservators Mich.

Carol BC Dooley

Conservator Georgia

Dan Glass

Conservator Ind.

Elaine Storer Hinton

Friends of Cherry Fork Cemetery Ohio

And possibly more conservators as well.

Special Guest Stone Carving Demonstration by CCUS Member Casey Winningham

What to Bring

Actually just yourselves. Necessary tools will be provided. So only bring things you think you will need to be comfortable like… gloves, shade hat, fold up chair, sun screen, & things of that nature.