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Discussion of Domestic and Slave Cemeteries by Robert Mosko  
Sunday 19 January 2020, 01:00pm - 03:00pm
 

 

Robert Mosko, Chief Conservator from Preservation Maryland will join us at Mt. Aventine to speak about Domestic and Slave cemeteries and his work with Preservation Maryland.

Robert Mosko is a third generation stone mason with a Masters Degree in Historical Preservation. He is the founder and owner of Mosko Cemetery Monument Services which has been in practice since it was founded in 1998. Robert specializes in the study of American Cemeteries, their history, landscape, design, lay out and hardscapes. He has successfully conserved and preserved more then 80 cemeteries and more than 7,000 gravestones and monuments.

In addition to being a member of the Preservation Trades Network, Robert is also a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies and a member and standing board member for the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites. He has also sat on the advisory board for the Maryland Office of Cemetery Oversight; Cemetery Preservation Prisoner Inmate Program and the Preservation Alliance for Preservation of Baltimore's Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Robert just doesn't teach and talk about cemetery conservation and preservation, he practices and promotes it.

Donation requested - $20 per person - payable via PayPal.   Donations collected for this event will fund an honorarium for Mr. Mosko to defray his travel expenses.

Location Mount Aventine Mansion, Chapman State Park