The Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites is pleased to announce our 28th Statewide Conference and Annual Meeting in Prince George’s County, on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The day—from 9 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.— is planned to be educational, fun, and full of collegiality!
The event will be held at the Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt, Maryland.
[Map and directions are available here]
Morning sessions feature Maryland experts eager to share their knowledge and experiences, and to engage with the audience. Architectural historian Anne Brockett will talk about African American Burial Societies in Maryland, and historian Susan Pearl will introduce us to the variety of burial sites in Prince George’s County. More information on these topics and speakers may be found here.
Opportunities to present local issues and discuss cemetery concerns at Open Forum are a regular feature of this gathering, as are a short business meeting, a hot buffet lunch, and of course a tombstone dessert. Our silent auction and gift shop will be open for business. Deserving volunteers will be honored with the coveted Periwinkle Award, and the day will conclude with a special afternoon tour of historic Bowie family cemetery. Bring your questions and cameras. The day ends about 3:00 p.m.
Cost for the day is $50 for Coalition members, $55 for non-members. Please register by April 30.
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You have the option to register online below or you can print out the Registration Form and mail it in with your check.