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Historical society to host character performance workshop; cemetery preservation seminar

Osage County Historical Society will host a historical performance workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, at the museum in Lyndon. The workshop, “The Stories that Shape Us,” is geared towards the Carbondale sesquicentennial celebration, but it is open to all.

Dr. Joyce Thierer and Ann Birney will guide participants in researching a local person from the past, writing a first person script for their character, and presenting a short performance. Participants should plan to attend both days. Registration is required. The event is free to the public. For more information or to register, contact OCHS at 785-828-3477, [email protected], or 631 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan.

The workshop is paid for by a grant from the Santa Fe Trail Association, Quivira Chapter. The Carbondale Community Historical Society will provide lunch and snacks during the workshop.

OCHS will also host a cemetery preservation workshop, June 8, 2022, at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame, Kan. Jonathan Appell, of Atlas Preservation, will present the free seminar.

For the past 20 years, Appell has worked to preserve gravestones and monuments across the United States. With his work, he has developed simple and effective hands-on techniques, and encouraged others to preserve America’s burying grounds. In 2020, he began a project to perform 48 gravestone preservation workshops, in 48 states, in 48 days, teaching people how to clean, repair and reset gravestones and monuments in their own backyards. For more information, contact OCHS.

Information thanks to The Hedgepost, OCHS quarterly newsletter, Volume 48 Number 1-2, February-May 2022.

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