Workshop on headstone cleaning at Boxwood Cemetery moved to June 26

Staff Reports Posted 18 June 2021 at 7:25 am

MEDINA – A workshop on headstone cleaning and resetting has been rescheduled. The workshop was set for this Saturday but has been moved to June 26 due to unpredictable weather on Saturday.

The workshop will start at 10 a.m. on June 26 at the cemetery on North Gravel Road. Kurt Riegel of Riegel Restoration in Sidney, NY is a historical preservationist specializing in gravestone restoration and historical window restoration. He will be giving a hands-on workshop and discussion on the dos and don’ts of cleaning, maintenance and resetting of historical headstones that have fallen into disrepair.

The workshop is open to all who are interested in the community. There will be a $10 admission fee at arrival. Additional donations are appreciated and will go towards headstone repair in Boxwood. No reservation is required.

Attendants are asked to bring along a clean bucket, a soft plastic brush, lawn chair, and a lunch if desired. The stone cleaning tutorial will start first at 10 a.m. and the stone resetting will follow. All are welcome to attend one or both workshops (approximately 3 to 4 hours total).

The Friends of Boxwood gratefully accepts any donation made by community members to help with these efforts. Donations may be mailed to ORG/ Friends of Boxwood, P.O. Box 543, Medina, NY 14103. Please visit the Friends of Boxwood Cemetery Facebook page.