Monday, May 2, 2011

National Historic Preservation Month

May is National (and Indiana) Historic Preservation Month.  To learn more about efforts to preserve our historic buildings, places, cemeteries, and cultural resources, please visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.

North Webster (Indiana) Community Public Library has an ingenious approach to spotlighting the importance of historical cemetery preservation.  Each year the library holds a cemetery tour, in which personators portray deceased residents by their gravestones.  It personalizes the cemetery walk and hammers home the realization that the memories of these folks' lives are a significant weave to the fabric of our collective historical experiences.  It is a wonderful way to promote family history and preservation of vital historic sites such as cemeteries.  Please enjoy these videos from the 2010 cemetery walk courtesy of North Webster Community Public Library.

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