Successful Work Session on June 6, 2015

A large number of GHS members and volunteers participated in a very successful work session at the Old Burying Ground. Approximately 20 stones were straightened, repaired, and cleaned. Helping during the day were: Harold and Judy Schmidt, Shirley Shields, Kay Scheeler, Marilyn Mitchell, Scott and Venus Andersen, John King, Melanie Peters, Gloria and Jim Losey, Mitchell, Jackie Doles, Martha Vann, Laura Boyd, Tyler Brown.
Thanks to the Greenfield Subway for providing lunch for the volunteers!

More sessions will be planned for the future to continue this massive effort. If you would like to participate, give the Society a call and check our website calendar.

Vacant plot showing where the Catherine Smith stone (laying to the right) needed to be re-installed.

Catherine Smith stone now in its place.

Sarah Thompson stone in need of realignment and cleaning.

Sarah Thompson base stone uncovered.

Sarah Thompson stone now in place.

Sarah Thompson stone now cleaner.

Elizabeth Boyd marker was in four pieces.

Elizabeth Boyd base stone removed and readied to be leveled.

Elizabeth Boyd marker in place and ready to be cleaned.

Elizabeth Boyd marker in place and ready to be cleaned.

Activity in multiple plots.

Volunteers making a difference.

Martha Vann and Jackie Doles.

Venus Andersen cleaning a stone.

Jackie and Martha.

Melanie Peters, Shirley Shields, Laura Boyd, Tyler Brown.

Jim and Gloria Losey.

Strategy meeting?

More strategy/planning?

Martha Vann and Jackie Doles.

This above ground vault was in six pieces.

Scott Andersen cleaning off some of the mortar used to re-assemble the vault.

Here's the finished look. It took five people to lift the top and put it in place!

More cleaning.


Jackie Doles shows how aluminum foil can help one read the inscription.

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123