Please take a look at our chapter events listing below. Dates, times and locations are subject to change so come back often.

Fall Meeting -- Due to low attendance, the NC Chapter of the AGS is cancelling their meeting at Raleigh City Cemetery that was scheduled for November 14.  We look forward to rescheduling in the spring!


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Arizona Chapter Association for Gravestone Studies
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
12:00 noon until 3:30 pm
Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, AZ
3015 N. Oracle Road

AZ Chapter for AGS is having our second meeting in conjunction with the Evergreen Cemetery and Pima County Genealogy Society. The Evergreen Cemetery & PCGS are hosting a lunch that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, and refreshments. The AZ Chapter of AGS will provide dessert, which includes a Victorian Funeral Recipe Card for your collection.

Guest speakers will discuss Greenwood Cemetery, Pima County Genealogy Society, an AGS speaker Kae Kohl will present Wording & Verses, and Betty Cook will present Symbolism and Grave Marker Rubbings - with demonstration.

Grab a friend and carpool to this exciting meeting!!!!!

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Fall Meeting of the Ontario Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies
Event: Chapter Meeting and Cemetery Tour with Laura Suchan
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 11am
Where: Union Cemetery: 760 King St W (Hwy 2), Oshawa, ON L1J 2L3
Join Laura Suchan, Executive Director of the Oshawa Museum and co-author of the new book, Until Day Dawns: Stories from Oshawa’s Union Cemetery on a fall tour of historic Union Cemetery.Oshawa’s largest cemetery has a long and colourful history spanning more than 175 years.Situated at the border of Whitby and Oshawa , the cemetery soon became known as a “union”burial ground serving the needs of both towns. Designed by H.E. Engelhardt, who was well
known for his design of Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Union Cemetery was described in 1875 as having “. . . large and handsomely laid out grounds . . . which will not only be a quiet
and worthy resting place for the dead, but by the care bestowed upon it, be a credit to the
living. “ As early as 1837, a church, manse, school and Presbyterian burial ground were located on this property. The first burial is believed to have taken place in 1837.Explore the stories, gravestones and history that have shaped the City of Oshawa and surrounding areas.
Laura Suchan is the author of, Memento Mori: Classifying Nineteenth Century Ontario Gravestones and enjoys sunny afternoons spent in old graveyards. In her professional life she is the Executive Director of the Oshawa Museum where she has been balancing budgets and writing business plans for over 25 years.She is a member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, the Abandoned Cemetery Committee for Clarington, Ontario, and is President of the Trent University Alumni Association for Oshawa/Durham. Laura enjoys writing, yoga, travelling and spending time with her family.
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SAVE THE DATE!  The Ohio Chapter of AGS will be holding a Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 7th in the Toledo (NW Ohio) area. Kate Hayfield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Teresa Lambert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be hosting.  More details will be added soon.

The Association for Gravestone Studies
Greenfield Corporate Center
101 Munson Street - Suite 108
Greenfield, MA 01301

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