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 We are about to go Non Profit for 2014! We are gathering the necessary partners. Becoming a Non Profit will allow us to assist in fundraising for some very deserving cemeteries. We will also have the ability to request grant funds to go towards training and repair work. Colorado Cemetery Conservation is dedicated to all cemeteries around the state and will partner with out of state entities as well to benefit these hallowed grounds.

                                      Conserving History Preserved in Stone

Conserving Colorado Cemeteries and preserving their history is a top priority. It is time to change perceptions of cemeteries as scary places, only visited around Halloween, to places of art, beauty, and mystery. Colorado drew many that were searching for gold and they created a rich history as they lived. Their final resting areas are just as interesting and unique. 

Ethical conservation and preservation of cemeteries should be a top priority. It should be guided by education, collaboration, and open dialogue. 

Partnership with Arvada County
This month will highlight a partnership with Arvada County and a phenomenol young man, Matthew Prythero. Matthew has been tirelessly advocating for a small abandoned cemetery surrounded by development. If he hadn't stepped in to save this place, the stones would have been removed and the land developed, as it is in a prime place. Conservation efforts will involve repairing and resetting stones as well as working with volunteers to define the grave spaces, thoroughly document all areas, and to engage with the public to help watch over this place.

The Afterlife - click on the season, crosses at top of photos, and wave your cursor over the pictures to see them come to life.

In the News This Month! click on links below                               

Cemetery Board burdened with repair costs

Man believes Obama win caused vandalism

Three young men to pay for vandalism

Body stolen from New Jersey cemetery



Cemetery Watch Program
This program can be set up anywhere where there are active, concerned, and willing participants. I have a free presentation called "Funeraria - the theft and sale of cemetery artifacts". I will also tell you how to set up a Cemetery Watch and offer possible solutions.
Check out more information on the "Issues" page, near the bottom.

Cemeteries are the largest repositories of history in any county or city. They hold the remains of pioneers, statesman, criminals, ne'er do wells, and average citizens.

Every day families search for their roots and the headstones marking the resting places. It is a tangible way to connect with one's past.

Everything will decay. It is a fact. All that can be attempted is to slow the progress and to document, as well as possible, what exists today.




I am a proud member of the following organizations:
Colorado Association of Cemeteries

Association of Gravestone Studies
City of Fountain, Parks Division
City of Pueblo, Parks Division