Sacred Spaces LLC – Graveyard Artistry invites you to discover the fascinating and educational world of graveyards through our unique Graveyard Sleuth enrichment program appropriate for all K-12 grade levels and adaptable to compliment your educational »
What a fantastic program that you ladies put on! The show was education and VERY entertaining. The audience really loved the photos and your love of what you do is contagious to the crowd. I will highly recommend your program to other libraries and groups! --- Stacie Guzzo
GRAVEYARD MYSTERY ... HISTORY & MOJO LEARNING OPTIONS
Engaging multimedia educational lectures appropriate for corresponding grade levels
Dispel the fear associated with graveyards – through the appreciation of beauty, art and old fashioned family traditions
Discover how graveyards are outdoor museums and why tombstones are awesome historical learning tools
Discover what tombstones depict about the historical past and evolution of a community
Identifying architectural styles utilized and corresponding timelines in history
Appreciation of gravestone art and transitions noted through various historical time periods
Understanding gravestone symbolism, epitaphs, and inscriptions
Common burial customs and folklore galore
ORGANIZED FIELD TRIPS - SUPERVISED HANDS ON FIELD WORK
We will partner with a local cemetery in your area to offer to you an unforgettable and rewarding educational experience
Discuss the importance of historical preservation to instill respect and appreciation for our historical past
Discuss the historical background of the graveyard
Identify different types of stone compositions - symbolism – inscriptions - epitaphs
Identify organic and inorganic substances commonly seen on tombstones
Observe when applicable – the location of voids, sunken - lost graves, displaced headstones, and missing fragments
Observe the practical use of a dowsing rod in a graveyard
Work in small supervised groups with the students to clean gravestones
The students will partake in a fun yet educational tombstone scavenger hunt
Last but NOT least students will enjoy a Victorian style picnic together
The Graveyard Sleuth program is offered to you by Andrea Klinken and Laura Ghedotte from Sacred Spaces LLC - a professional graveyard restoration company based out of Washington TownshipMichiganwith a passion for promoting preservation of historical graveyards to the community.
Sacred Spaces LLC - brings to the table 7 years of experience and training in complex aspects of cemetery restoration along with the invaluable skill of knowing WHAT it takes to get children excited, motivated, and educationally curious and HOW to execute the grand master plan of sneaking in educational content.
Sacred Spaces LLC’s aspiration is to cultivate a generation of youth who will lead the way as advocates of historical preservation through the mode of education / supervised hands on workshops and community service to ultimately deter vandalism.
The youth of our generation will have the greatest impact upon the fate of our beloved historical graveyards. For it is through educating the youth within the community about the importance of historical preservation that will awaken their consciousness to appreciate the beauty and value of the historical past, present and future.