Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
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PO Box 1266
Brenham, TX 77834-1266
I am the current president of the Washington County Genealogical Society and would like to extend a hand to similar organizations. I am also a certified gravestone conservator, trained by Jon Appell at the Campbell Center in IL. I am a recently-retired school teacher and am doing the conservation work full-time. If any of your members, or if the organization itself needs advice or work done at any Milam Co. cemeteries, please let me know. I have almost completed a year-long refurbishment of the B'Nai Abraham Cemetery adjacent to Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham, and have reset fallen headstones and monuments in/around Washington County.
As a graduate of A&M in 1989 with a BA in History, and a BA in English in 1991, I follow an academic mindset in stonework. I do keep up with research and findings in the field, and I adhere to the U.S. Parks Service "Best Practices" for dealing with gravestones and markers. I will do cleanings, resets, reassembly of broken/shattered stones, replacing broken bases with either poured concrete or carved limestone, and reassembly of fallen, multi-piece markers.
Also, if your group ever has anything that members of the WCGS (http://www.bluebonnetgenealogy.org/) might have an interest in, please let me know, and I can pass it along at our meetings.
Replied to Mr Herzog and email forwarded to MCHC and MC Genealogy Society.
I am contacting the county historical associations/organizations this month to let them know of my gravestone conservation business. I last contacted you in Sept of 2015; since then, I have reset probably another 160 stones and also have a website for more information about me and my work.
If you a still the website admin, please let your members know (again) about my services.
Email forwarded to MCHC members and others interested in Milam County history.