Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free Cemetery Lecture and Cleaning and Repair Workshop

Free cemetery lecture and cleaning and repair workshop October 25 and 26.
Gravestone Preservation Lecture
Friday, October 25
Little Rock

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) will host a free Gravestone Preservation lecture by monuments conservator Jonathan Appell at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013. The session will be at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol in Little Rock.

Appell will 
speak about historic gravestone architecture in America. His lecture will also touch on gravestone materials, basic repairs and iconography found on historic gravestones.

Fall Cemetery
Conservation Workshop
Saturday, October 26
Little Rock

The 2013 AHPP Fall Cemetery Conservation Workshop will be held at Oakland & Fraternal Cemetery in Little Rock from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. The workshop on the basics of cemetery conservation, featuring instruction by Jonathan Appell, will focus on some of the most common concerns encountered in preservation and maintenance of cemeteries and offer hands-on training. Registration is free, but limited to 40 people

Holly Hope
Special Projects Historian
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St.
Little Rock, AR  72201

Friday, October 4, 2013

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society- October Meeting

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc
                        Join Us on October 10th, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
                             Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Located on the second floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), at 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock's River Market District, please use the Clinton Ave.  Entrance

"The Book You Don't Realize You're Writing: Turning    Genealogical Research into a Book."
                     Presented by Dr. Bill Lindsey

The presentation will focus on Bill's new book Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher. Wilson R. Bachelor was a Tennessee native who moved with his family to Franklin County, Arkansas, in 1870. He chronicled his life from 1870 to 1902 in a diary, documenting his family, their farm, and his medical practice. Bachelor was an avid reader with wide-ranging interests, and he became a self-professed freethinker in the 1870s. He was driven by a concept he called fiat flux, an awareness of the "rapid flight of time" that motivated him to treat the people around him and the world itself as precious and fleeting.  

Dr. Lindsey is a Little Rock native and former chair of the theology departments at Xavier University (New Orleans) and Belmont Abbey College, and was academic dean at Philander Smith College and vice president for academic affairs at Bethune-Cookman University.

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