Observe archaeology-in- action as students from the University of Minnesota use ground-penetrating radar and mapping to survey the historic St. David AME Zion Cemetery on Eastville Avenue.
Eastville Community Historical Society will introduce their new programs Adopt-A-Grave, Cemetery Cleaning Stewardship, and Online Cemetery database that will be open to school groups and the general public.
The Sacred Spaces Symposium featuring, Dr. Kat Hayes, Maura Doyle, Vivian Nicholson Mueller, and Denice Evans Sheppard will focus on preservation, advocacy, stewardship and recognition of Sacred Spaces.
Cemetery sign unveiling will take place at the St. David AME Zion Cemetery. The sign is paid for in part by the Huntington Arts Council and the Archeological Institute of America.
The symposium and associated programs were planned by Michael Butler, St. David AME Zion Cemetery Chair, Georgette Grier-Key, ECHS Director, Allison Manfra McGovern, ECHS Archaeologist in Residence and Emily Button Kambic, ECHS Projects Coordinator along with the ECHS Board to demonstrate the importance of preserving a rich and diverse history.