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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. at the Downtown Community Room located at 15 West Church Street, Frederick, Maryland. The day will be educational, fun, and full of collegiality!

The event will be held both in-person and 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.

  • In-person registration is $50 for members, $55 for non-members, and includes lunch.
  • Virtual attendance is $25 for access via Zoom.
  • For those unable to attend, donations are very much appreciated.

Recommended off-site parking is available two blocks south of the Downtown Community Room at the Court Street Garage (2 South Court Street, Frederick, MD). Limited handicapped parking is available behind the ERUCC church via the alley on the west side of the church off West Church Street. Download the map for directions.
(Secondary parking is available one block east at the Church Street Parking Garage (17 East Church Street) but involves many one-way streets when exiting out of Frederick.)

Please register by May 1 (the catering deadline)

Each attendee will need to fill out this form individually so their registration will be recorded. You have the option to register online below or you can print out the Registration Form and mail it in. 

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.

CPMBS Annual Meeting and Conference Registration

  • Lunch

    Please make your lunch selection below. Your sandwich or salad will be labeled with your name. Dressings will be available: Balsamic, Lemon Vinaigrette, Poppyseed, or Champagne Mustard Vinaigrette.
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