Cemetery Preservation Workshop

  • 05 May 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Smith Cemetery, Honey Creek Township, Vigo County


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Cemetery Preservation Workshop

May 5, 2012

Presented by the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society


Brad Manzenberger of Stone Revival Cemetery Restoration, Inc.


WVGS Cemetery Committee will be hosting a highly anticipated cemetery restoration workshop (weather permitting) at Smith Cemetery, Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, on May 5, 2012.  Brad Manzenberger, of Stone Revival Cemetery Restoration, Inc., will present the workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be charge of $10.00 for all WVGS members and $15.00 to the public.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Linda Gregory at
812-240-1405 or at genealogyrocks1n2n3@gmail.com, adding the subject as Smith Cemetery. Registrations are also accepted on the WVGS website.  Register early.


9:30 - 10:30 Lecture and Demonstration - Q&A

10:30 - 12:00 Hands-on Demonstrations

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break

1:00 - 4:00 Cleaning and Resetting of Gravestones



Dress for the area and weather (watch the forecast).

Wear work clothes, sturdy shoes or boots.

Bring gloves: Leather, cotton, or rubber. Some things are only needed if you intend to become “hands-on” involved - observation only will not require bringing some items.

Sack lunch & drinks, lawn chair, hand cleaner & towels, insect repellent, sunscreen, safety glasses, camera, cell phone and sunscreen.

 This is a primitive, wooded area. There are no conveniences nearby. Port-A-Potty on site.


Contacts: Linda Gregory 812-240-1405 or genealogyrocks1n2n3@gmail.com

     Brad Manzenberger www.stonerevival.net

     Stone Revival Cemetery Restoration, Inc.

     P.O. Box 724, Franklin, IN 46131

Brad Manzenberger, owner of Stone Revival Cemetery Restoration of Franklin, Indiana, has been doing cemetery restoration since 2004. He became interested in cemetery restoration through his genealogy research. After visiting graves of his ancestors only to find many of the markers on the ground and broken he decided to learn how to care for his family headstones. What started out as a personal hobby grew into a full time business.

Brad has attended several restoration workshops sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He has also attended a National Center for Preservation Technology and Training workshops.


Location and Driving Directions


NE ¼ Section 25, T11N, R9W

GPS: Latitude 39.368 N / Longitude -87.359 W

Honey Creek Township

The cemetery is south of Terre Haute, northeast of Youngstown, Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana.  On State Highway 41 south, turn left (east) at the stoplight at Jessica Drive (State Police, Ivy Tech, and Dixie Bee School are on the right) and proceed under the Highway 641 overpass.  Turn left at stop sign (the first crossroad)at Eaton Road and drive east about one mile to the next stop sign, where paved road ends.  Cross McDaniel Road, veer slightly left and drive up gravel road to the 1stleft, up the hill, at 8000 Eaton Road.


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: Debby Warren      Email: dlrw1951@gmail.com

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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