Conservators

MOSKO CEMETERY MONUMENT SERVICES
GRAVE CONCERNS
CHICORA FOUNDATION
WELLMAN CONSERVATION, LLC
DRUMMER'S GRAVESITE CARE, LLC



MOSKO CEMETERY MONUMENT SERVICES

Mosko Cemetery Monument Services is a full scale cemetery conservation, preservation, and rehabilitation company committed to protecting the historical as well as the authentic aspect of a cemetery. Not only do we treat the visual appearance of the cemetery, we assess and treat the cause, whether it be administrative, soil erosion, or inadequate drainage. We thoroughly assess each grave site, to include the stone, vegetation, and maintenance, and will assess the cemetery's security issues as well.


Our findings are compiled in a detailed, comprehensive report, which includes condition assessments with prioritized recommendations, as well as details of the most appropriate materials and methods to address the condition. We work closely with your organization to help you decide what is in the best interest of your cemetery in accordance with your available budget.
       
We have over ten years of experience in the field of cemetery conservation and are recognized by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, the Association for Gravestone Stone Studies, as well as Partners for Sacred Places. We are active members in good standing with the Preservation Trades Network, Saving Graves, International Cemetery and Funeral Association, as well as the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites. We also work closely with Historical Preservation programs at local colleges to provide internships and training for aspiring students.
       
Our services include: free phone consultation, on-site consultation, cemetery assessment reports, administrative assessments, condition assessment reports, conservation recommendations, execution of treatment plans, maintenance assessments, recommendations, and training, cemetery and grave locating, cemetery mapping, as well volunteer training workshops and seminars.

We are located at:

555 Baltimore St.
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
Toll free at 1-866-434-7176.

Whether it be an individual grave site or a multiple acre cemetery, every grave site has equal importance. 
Preserving our heritage,
Robert Mosko, Conservator.



GRAVE CONCERNS
Historic cemetery restoration, documentation, and research

Formed in 2004 and with over 30 years research experience, Grave Concerns is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic cemeteries and archaeological sites.

We are certified by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), an agency of the U.S. Park Service and with the Jahn Corporation for the use of historic restoration mortars.

Cemetery Services include:

•    Repair of marble memorials
•    Mapping and drafting in AutoCAD
•    Complete transcriptions
•    Archival research
•    Fence painting
•    Remote sensing (GPR, magnetometer, etc)
•    Locating buried stones and brick walls
•    Stone cleaning and re-plumbing
•    Site clearing and maintenance

Archaeological services are conducted with Dr. James Gibb and include:

•    Phase I, II, and III site surveys
•    Archival research
•    Mapping
•    Remote sensing
•    Cemetery delineation
•    Sub-surface investigations
•    Historic and pre-historic artifact identification

For further information contact
Scott Lawrence
17949 Point Lookout Rd Park Hall, MD 20667 

graveconcerns@md.metrocast.net   or 301-904-9561

Be sure to visit Dr. Gibb’s website for more information about Grave Concerns’ involvement in archaeology.

http://www.gibbarchaeology.org/


CHICORA FOUNDATION



Chicora Foundation is a public, non-profit foundation founded in 1983. We are members of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and voluntarily subscribe to their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. We are also members of the Association of Preservation Technology, the Preservation Trades Network, and the Association of Gravestone Studies.

 Our cemetery preservation services include:

•    Cemetery assessments that examine overall conditions and develop maintenance and preservation plans,

•    Stone assessments that document the condition of monuments and provide recommendations and prioritization for repair,

•    Repair of both stone and ironwork,

•    Cemetery recordation, stone transcription, and cemetery mapping,

•    Historical research, and

•    Workshops in cemetery preservation, conservation techniques, and landscape maintenance.
 
Our staff has received specialized training from Cathedral Stone (we are certified Jahn installers), U.S. Heritage Group, Edison Coatings, the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, the Traditional Building Skills Institute, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. One staff member specializes in cemetery landscape maintenance and horticulture, being a member in PLANET, the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation.
 
We have worked in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Indiana, and Montana. In addition, we have conducted training workshops in Maryland, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida.
 
We welcome the opportunity to work with your team to preserve and protect your unique cemetery resources. Call us for a free consultation – that may be sufficient to address your questions and get your preservation efforts off on the right track. If we can be of further assistance it would be our honor to work with you.
 
Michael Trinkley, Ph.D.
Director
Chicora Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 8664
Columbia, SC  29202
803-787-6910
www.chicora.org/cemetery-preservation.html

Chicora's Qualifications Statement 

Qualifications, education, affiliations, and experience


WELLMAN CONSERVATION, LLC

Howard Wellman is a professional conservator specializing in the care of monuments, historic cemeteries, and archaeological and historic objects.   He is a Professional Associate of the
American Institute for Conservation, and adheres to the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice  as well as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Mr. Wellman is a graduate of the Conservation Program at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.  He continues his professional advancement with training from the
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, as well as courses in specific materials and techniques from Cathedral Stone and Edison Coatings.

His clients include the Maryland Historical Trust, the National Park Service, St. Anne’s Parish (Annapolis), St. John’s Parish (Beltsville), Historic Congressional Cemetery, the Reisterstown
Community Cemetery (Old Lutheran Cemetery), as well as private owners and collectors of statuary and historic objects.


Howard Wellman
5112 S.  Rolling Road
Halethorpe, MD  21227

wellmanconservation@comcast.net
(410) 474-1226

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DRUMMER'S GRAVESITE CARE, LLC
Professional Gravesite Maintenance Services


J. Eric Drummer
P. O. Box 1491
Easton, MD  21601
(410) 310-3235

http://www.drummersgravesitecare.com

We offer professional gravesite maintenance services, including:

● Monument Cleaning
● Restoration Monument Cleaning
● Decoration Services
● Personal Plot Care
● Digital Photography Services
● Yearly Contract Care & Maintenance Packages

Service areas include Delaware, Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore

                         



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