Over 20 people attended a presentation led by Charles Marchant at Maple Grove Cemetery in Putney. Volunteers learned some basic headstone restoration techniques and spent Saturday afternoon practicing their new skills. Several leaning headstones were righted, two monuments were re-assembled, some broken stones were repaired using epoxy. Others were cleaned and reseated in mortar.
Sadly, there are many more headstones in Putney cemeteries needing repair. Many people don’t realize gravestones are owned by the families of the deceased and are not maintained by the cemeteries. The Putney Cemetery Commission welcomes the opportunity to work with families to coordinate the repair or replacement of gravestones.