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The Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites is pleased to announce our 31st Statewide Conference and Annual Meeting in historic Frederick on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The day will be educational, fun, and full of collegiality!

After the May 1st deadline for in-person attendance, people may still join us virtually via Zoom.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Stories in Stone: The History of Frederick’s Mount Olivet and Recent Preservation Efforts and Programming
    Chris Haugh, Community Relations and Historic Preservation Manager, Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Advances in Identification of Historical Burials: Case Studies of Catoctin Furnace and Darnall’s Chance
    Dr. Douglas Owsley, Curator of Biological Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
  • Finding Names in Stone
    Bryan Main, Author and Frederick County Researcher

The day will include a brief annual meeting, educational videos, presentation of Periwinkle Awards, the popular Open Forum and Group Discussion which aims to include participants from every Maryland county, and will conclude with a tour of historic Mount Olivet Cemetery. Join us to talk about cemetery activities, express concerns, share ideas, and ask for help.

Please register by May 4 to receive the Zoom link.

Each attendee will need to fill out this form individually so their registration will be recorded. 

Pass this information along to colleagues, friends, and other Marylanders!

If you are not a member yet, you may apply for membership directly on our website.

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