CEMETERY TOUR AND WHERE POSSIBLE DEMONSTRATIONS OF TOMBSTONE CLEANING, PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES AND A UNIQUE WAY OF CAPTURING TRANSCRIPTIONS
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please meet at the cemeteries at the times and locations indicated – carpooling is encouraged!
Rain or Shine (except in case of severe weather)
This field trip is co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc. (FCCPA), who will serve as our hosts and will be making the presentations, and the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS).
Andrew Chapel Cemetery
The tour will begin at 9:30 at Andrew Chapel Cemetery which is located at the corner of Trap Road and Route 7, Vienna, Virginia (address 9201 Leesburg Pike). Andrew Chapel Cemetery was established in 1854. The grave markers reflect almost every type imaginable. After demonstrations and a brief history of a few buried there, we will take a lunch break.
Lunch will be on your own, but a list of recommended eating places in the vicinity will be provided.
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Our tour with history presented about a few of the persons buried as well as further demonstrations will resume at 1:00 at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church Cemetery located at 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia. This is a historic cemetery used for burials as early as 1838.
A $5 donation to FCCPA for the trip is suggested and may be donated to their representative at one of the cemetery sites.
If you have questions about the site visits, Mary Lipsey is the FCCPA contact person and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 321-2824.
Please sign up for this field trip at FxGS meetings or classes or notify Susan Krumhaus at email@example.com by March 15. If you sign up and need to cancel, please let Susan know no later than a week prior to the trip date if possible. A final count is needed in advance for planning purposes.