About AGS

  • AboutUsPicThe Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historica...

awards scholarships

AGS offers awards and scholarships every year.

Joe Fund - In 2021 AGS established the J. Joseph Edgette Education Fund to honor the legacy of one of AGS’s tireless, longstanding supporters.

Stockton Scholarship - With gratitude for a generous donation from longtime AGS members Ron & Jane Stockton in 2021, AGS established the Stockton Student Scholarship Award.

Slater Scholarship - In 2022, AGS’ student scholarship award was renamed The Slater Student Scholarship Award in honor of Dr. James A. Slater, an early pioneer of the organization.

Forbes Award - The Forbes Award is presented annually by the AGS Board of Trustees to honor an individual, institution, or organization in recognition of exceptional service to the field of gravestone studies. 

Oakley Award - The Fred and Rosalee Oakley Certificate of Merit is presented periodically by the AGS Board of Trustees to individuals and groups that have helped to advance the mission of the Association.



Contact Us

Mailing Address
The Association for Gravestone Studies
PO Box 2975
Amherst, MA  01004



Andrea Carlin - Administrator and Publications Coordinator
Susan Pynchon - Operations Manager