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October 2020

Is Your Cemetery a Credit to Your Town?

October 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 PM, enjoy “Is Your Cemetery a Credit to Your Town?,” a virtual lecture of the Coos History Museum in Oregon. Registration for this Zoom program is free. Becky Soules will present an overview of the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery’s history and discuss challenges in creating interpretative materials for the site. Established in 1888, Marshfield encompasses four acres of green space with more than 2,000 gravesites. While the cemetery has suffered from extensive neglect and vandalism, with…

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“Cemetery Conservation: What’s Being Done Around the State?”

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 15, 1:00-2:00 pm  This session will review the work done by the Maryland State Highway Administration and Preservation Maryland to identify and document cemeteries around the state and the work in Anne Arundel to create a documentation and mapping tool to assist planners in that county.Registration for this event is free. Go to  www.preservationmaryland.org/event/preservation-maryland-webinar-cemetery-conservation-whats-being-done-around-the-state/The live session will be hosted on GoToWebinar, and a recording will be available the next day on Preservation Maryland's YouTube channel.

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November 2020

CPMBS Board Meeting

November 14, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Board of Directors meeting. All members are invited. We will be meeting virtually via Zoom. RSVP to coalitionpmbs@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Email topics or concerns to coalitionpmbs@gmail.com.

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March 2021

AAGS Upcoming Program – Gravestone Art, Symbols, and More

March 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Presentation

Join us at 7:00pm, EST, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 via Zoom for Tina Simmons speaking about Gravestone Art, Symbols, and More. Your next visit to a cemetery will never be the same. Tina Simmons, a long-time member of our Anne Arundel Genealogical Society has been researching cemeteries for as long as she has been a member. Last year using grants from both the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the Trader Foundation of Maryland, she created a booklet…

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CPMBS Board Meeting

March 20, 2021 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Board of Directors meeting. All members are invited. We will be meeting virtually via Zoom. RSVP to coalitionpmbs@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Email topics or concerns to coalitionpmbs@gmail.com.

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April 2021

Savage Cemetery Clean-up Day – 4/10

April 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Savage Cemetery, 8836 Carrollton Avenue
Savage, MD 20763 United States
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If you are available to help, please contact savagecemeteryco@gmail.com.

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Guilford Quarry Cemetery Spring Cleanup Day

April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guilford Cemetery, 9145 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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Join us for a spring cleanup of this historic cemetery. Originally a Polton/Carroll family cemetery from the early 1800s there are dozens of African American burials consistent with those that were enslaved. Help us solve this mystery by maintaining access to their grave sites. We will rake leaves and bag them and put branches along the retaining wall and pull any weeds we can. Bring gloves, rakes, and extra lawn bags if you have them as well as a water…

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May 2021

Coalition Annual Meeting and Cemetery Conference

May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our meeting and conference will take place virtually via ZOOM. Join us online for the Virtual Conference Saturday, May 1, 2021 The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE or by MAIL-IN FORM A Zoom link will be emailed to all who register.  

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Tanyard/Franklin Cemetery Clean-up Day

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tanyard Cemetery, 5905 Deale Beach Rd
Deale, MD 20733 United States
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Rain date: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more about the history of the cemetery Refreshments provided Sponsored by Elinor Thompson and Franklin United Methodist Church In partnership with Off-Kiltered Riding Club, James R. Trader Foundation For Maryland Burial Sites, Linthicum Chapel Cemetery, Inc. and Synn Crafter, Inc. Contact: Elinor@tanyardcemetery@gmail.com Contact: Ty@offkilteredrc@gmail.com Limited parking so carpooling is necessary Location: Near 5905 Deale-Beach Road, Deale, Maryland 20733 - LOOK FOR SIGNS! Tools needed: Heavy Work Gloves, Rakes,…

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Old Detmold Cemetery – Lonaconing, MD

May 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Detmold Cemetery, Farm Hill Rd SW
Lonaconing, MD 21539 United States
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Cleanup Day at the Old Detmold Cemetery. This is a secluded cemetery that hasn't been cleaned in forever. We need: Weed Wackers Rakes Chainsaws, Fuel, and Bar Oil Work gloves Water Lunch Shovels 4-Wheel Drive truck and lots of help! This is Memorial Day Weekend, and we will be honoring Revolutionary War Veteran Privet Samuel Jackson of the 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Continental Army (who is buried here). We also need to attempt to establish the borders of the cemetery.…

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September 2021

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Researching Baltimore’s Historic Laurel Cemetery

September 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual/Online

Laurel Cemetery was incorporated in 1852 as the first nondenominational cemetery for African Americans in Baltimore, quickly becoming a popular place of burial across Black Baltimore’s socioeconomic spectrum. After changing ownership several times, the last owners failed to maintain the property and declared bankruptcy in 1952. The cemetery was demolished in 1958 to make room for the development of a shopping center amid controversy and outrage from the African American community. University of Baltimore and Coppin State University faculty and…

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October 2021

Savage Cemetery Cleanup Day

October 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Savage Cemetery, 8836 Carrollton Avenue
Savage, MD 20763 United States
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Please join us at Savage Cemetery for a day of cleaning and sprucing up. Refreshments will be provided and volunteers are reminded to bring work gloves.

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Symposium on Researching African Americans in Newspapers

October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The University of Maryland Libraries invites you to attend an online symposium on Researching African Americans in Newspapers on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 2:00–4:30pm EST. All are welcome to attend. Please register at: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://go.umd.edu/Tbw__;!!I2-OFBIJoQBJqqeup9g!TAOtrK6ADKIZDdioK8r1m7tb16tFV_X65N2RoOz8MrtD07PE3cpWSzxbelpSCbqqBygwbX3VgE8$ Guest speakers will include: Maya Davis, Director of the Riversdale House Museum in PG County Tim Pinnick, Independent Scholar, Lecturer, Author, and Entrepreneur This program is sponsored by The Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project. We look forward to seeing…

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November 2021

Hard Histories Seminars: Mount Auburn Cemetery

November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Presentation

Join Martha S. Jones and the Hard Histories Project for a “works-in-progress” discussion with Kami Fletcher about her forthcoming book project on Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first Black-owned and operated cemetery in Maryland. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. All registered attendees will receive an emailed pre-circulated paper about one week before the event to facilitate a Q&A. Kami Fletcher is an associate professor of American and African American history and co-coordinator…

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December 2021

Lunch and Learn: Frederick’s “Stories in Stone” (Online)

December 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual/Online

Frederick’s Mount Olivet Cemetery is “a museum without walls.” Opened in 1854 as part of the famed "Garden Cemetery Movement," Mount Olivet was clearly a progressive endeavor for a small town such as Frederick at the time. Today, Mount Olivet remains active as a site of over 40,000 burials while readily welcoming "tombstone tourists," family genealogists and reverent recreation lovers. As a mirror on Frederick’s past, it reflects people buried here having unique ties to local, state and national events.…

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