SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University professor Steven Burg will deliver the South Mountain Partnership Series spring talk, “Hallowed Grounds, Endangered History: Preserving the Historic African-American Burial Grounds of the South Mountain Region,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Old Main Chapel on the university campus.
Burg’s talk follows a workshop on caring for historic cemeteries and burial grounds from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building.
The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Cost is $20 and includes dinner in Reisner Dining Hall.
It will include information about developing a conservation plan, building organizational capacity and finding financial support to care for a sacred site.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds Project, the South Mountain Partnership and Shippensburg’s applied history program in the history and philosophy department.
A moderated roundtable featuring Lenwood Sloan, Barbara Barksdale and Larry Knudsonwill discuss the Hallowed Grounds project and their ongoing efforts to preserve African-American cemeteries.
For more information on the workshop and to register, visit https://pahallowedground-workshop.eventbrite.com.