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48 State Tour – Columbus, Montana

June 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Join us at Mountain View Cemetery in Columbus, MT.
Free & open to the public

9am-3pm (local time)

Check out the Find a Grave & Cemetery website:


Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques!

A discussion on historic preservation will begin the day with a short walk and talk tour, visually surveying some of the most historic gravestones and monuments in need of repair.

Safe & effective removal of biological activity w/ approved stone cleaners & graffiti removal & prevention. HANDS ON! Adopt a stone and perform the cleaning process yourself.

The most common repair techniques will be discussed and performed including resetting a badly leaning or sunken tablet stone and joining broken gravestone fragments using epoxy, clamps, and bracing techniques.

If time allows we will employ an overhead, lifting tripod and demonstrate how to rig and lift monuments safely.

If time allows we will review materials required and the process involved in replaced eroded or lost stone with the use of a stone infill material, including preparation, application and curing of mortars.

To register or for further questions or concerns regarding this event contact the Museum at (406)322-4588!

Please feel free to bring water, snacks and a chair for breaks. We recommend wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing if participating.