Gravestone Cleaning

Date: Every Saturday until May 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm

Westport Gravestone Cleaning Group

The Westport Historical Society invites you to join our effort to preserve Westport’s cemeteries. It is a rewarding and therapeutic activity! We will host a series of regular gravestone cleaning events on Saturday mornings.

Cleaning will NOT take place in the event of light or heavy rain or if the temperature is below 45 degrees or during heat advisory.

You need to bring a bucket (for water), any kind of non-wire brush. We suggest you bring a cushion or small stool to sit on while cleaning the stones. We will supply plastic scrapers and small brushes. Some people use chopsticks to clean out the engraved lettering.

Please bring your own beverage, snacks, sunscreen, hats, and bug spray if you wish.

You may get dirty so dress accordingly.  The D/2 is non-toxic so gloves are not necessary unless you want them.

Social distancing is easy as you will be assigned stones some distance from each other, but please bring a mask for interactions.

D/2 Biological Solution will be donated by Ted Kinnari.

Pre-registration is required.

You can sign up here.