Mount Zion AME Church | 380 North Fairfield Rd | Devon, PA 19333
Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Our Keynote Speaker this year is Adrienne G. Whaley, M.S.Ed. She is an educator, history lover, and genealogist. Adrienne received her Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies, and then earned her Master of Science in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently President of the African American Genealogy Group (AAGG) of Philadelphia and Volunteer Coordinator for a partnership between AAGG and Philadelphia’s historic Eden Cemetery. Adrienne also serves as Manager of School Programs and Partnerships at the Museum of the American Revolution, and previously served as Curator of Education and Public Programming at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and share your knowledge and experience with cemetery caretakers, historians, and others.
9 am: Registration, networking, refreshments
9:30am: Welcome and orientation: Barbara Barksdale
10:25-11:05 Keynote Speaker: Adrienne G. Whaley M.S.Ed
11:15-11:45 PASHPO/ NPS Underrepresented Communities Grant (National Register Nominations for historic African American sites) Update: Elizabeth Rairigh, PA State Historic Preservation Office; Dr. Steven Burg, Shippensburg University
11:45 -12:30 Chat and Chew
12:30-2:00 Caretakers Roundtable: Moderator, Bertha Jackmon, Mount Zion AME
2:00 – 2:30: Caretaker attendee sharing session
2:30- 3:00: Documenting records, Partnering with organizations
3pm – Business session: Conclusion and suggestions for next Annual Meeting
3:30 – Visual Presentation: Guided tour Mt. Zion AME Cemetery by Bertha Jackmon